Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/2318806870/

Hector Guimard

Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves invites a new understanding of France’s most famous art nouveau architect, Hector Guimard (1867–1942). Guimard is perhaps best known for his designs for the Paris Métro and private residences like Castel Béranger. These ornate designs—based in the repeated use of organically curved, undulating lines—anchored his efforts to create an eponymous brand he called le style Guimard. Lesser known are his more pared-down designs for several standardized housing projects from the 1920s, attesting to his socialist and pacificist leanings. Though seemingly opposite in appearance, these later projects were always critical components of the Guimard style. Providing urban and historical context for the full range of Hector Guimard’s design work, this exhibition reexamines le style Guimard through the lens of his design processes and marketing strategies.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383205/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • silk
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard
  • monochrome
  • apparel fabric
  • sheer
  • curving line
  • weddings
  • sample

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383207/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • silk, brass rings
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383209/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • silk
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383211/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • silk
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383215/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • linen
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384893/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384897/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384915/

  • blueprint on white wove paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384961/

  • blueprint
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384981/

  • pen and ink, graphite on paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384987/

  • graphite, pen and ink, blue crayon on paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18384989/

  • photostat on paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • architects
  • architecture
  • documentation
  • line
  • façade
  • rectilinear
  • construction

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385007/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385009/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385013/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • pen and ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385029/

  • pen and ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385033/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385065/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on brown paper
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410591/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, plate glass; modern photo reproduction

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410777/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • alabaster, bronze, gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410783/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410785/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410787/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold, plate glass
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410791/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, silver, plate glass
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • asymmetry
  • tabletop
  • fluid
  • aesthe

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410793/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • brass, silver, plate glass, silk velvet
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • curved
  • art nouveau
  • hanging
  • social change
  • scuptural

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410953/

  • pen and black ink, graphite on tracing paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard
  • architects
  • architecture
  • design
  • drawing
  • bricks
  • construction
  • architectural drawing
  • houses

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410959/

  • pen and black ink on tracing paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411037/

  • diazo print on beige wove paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard
  • architects
  • house
  • art nouveau
  • standardization
  • floor plan
  • cross section

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411039/

  • diazo print on beige wove paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411059/

  • gelatin-silver print
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411061/

  • gelatin-silver print, toned
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411073/

  • sepia or carbon print on white wove paper, lined on brown paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411087/

  • photographic print on sensitized paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411089/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • photographic print on sensitized paper
  • Gift of Madame Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18423631/

  • photographic print on paper, hand-colored with brush and watercolor
  • Gift of Madame Pejol

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18441087/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • wood
  • Gift of Clare L. Beckwith

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607583/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • pearwood, leather, brass
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • interior
  • domestic
  • dining
  • curving line
  • art nouveau
  • straight-back
  • chair

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607585/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
  • stoneware
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • interior
  • decoration
  • container
  • organic
  • abstraction
  • scrolls
  • irregular
  • earth tones

At the turn of the twentieth century during the art nouveau period, major European ceramic firms took advantage of iridescent glazes to maximize their expressions of an organic style. At the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in France, Guimard’s use of a new glaze that included crystal particles brought great dimension to his vase that depicts the growth of a floral form from its roots to its blooms.

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607589/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold, plate glass; modern photo reproduction
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607591/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • display
  • organic
  • adornment
  • tool
  • tendrils
  • art nouveau
  • exterior

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18699097/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • copper printing plate with black ink residue
  • Gift of Unknown Donor

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18699099/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • copper engraving on cream wove card stock
  • Gift of Unknown Donor

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18794821/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • Manufactured by Saint Dizier Foundry
  • cast iron
  • Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • architects
  • architecture
  • home
  • personal environmental control
  • adornment
  • repetition
  • protection
  • stylized
  • rhythm
  • foliate
  • curving line
  • family
  • art nouveau
  • exterior
  • organic line
  • iron

Best known for his designs for the Paris Metro in 1900, Guimard was a prominent innovator of the art nouveau style, epitomized in this grille for an apartment-house balcony. Sinuous, organic lines generate aesthetic continuity between the balconies and the interiors, which were also designed by Guimard.

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/51685099/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron, paint
  • Gift of Harry C. Sigman
  • decoration
  • transport
  • medallions
  • curved
  • metal
  • ironwork
  • art nouveau
  • metalwork

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/51685103/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • Manufactured by Fonderies de Saint-Dizier
  • cast iron
  • Gift of Harry C. Sigman

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795295/

  • walnut, leather
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Madame Hector Guimard, 311.1949

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795296/

  • wrought iron
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Joseph H. Heil, By Exchange and Agnes Gund, 960.2010

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795300/

  • gold, agate, pearls, moonstones
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim Jr., 464.1970

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795301/

  • gold, diamonds
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim. Jr., SC61.1977

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795303/

  • gold, replacement gemstone
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim Jr., 467.1970

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795305/

  • gold, pearl, diamond
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim Jr., 466.1970

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795306/

  • bronze
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Madame Hector Guimard, 325.1949

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795308/

  • gold
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim Jr., 468.1970

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795310/

  • glass, platinum, white gold, diamonds
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Laurent Oppenheim Jr., SC62.1977

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795312/

  • letterpress
  • Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Hector Guimard, 1197449

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795458/

  • stoneware
  • Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection Purchase, 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013.502

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795644/

  • cardboard, glass, cloth
  • Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, TP854.F8 M36 1890

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795645/

  • Manufactured by Saint-Gobain Vetrotex International S.A.
  • offset lithography and letterpress
  • Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, TP 854.F8 M36 1924

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795654/

  • pencil and red ink on tracing paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 553

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795658/

  • graphite, watercolor, and red ink on tracing paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 1641

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795668/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20263

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795670/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • walnut, leather, gold
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 2017.142

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795675/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20156

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795676/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20168

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795682/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • porcelain, metal
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20045

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795684/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron, enamel
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 10214

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795685/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20331

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795688/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron, enamel paint
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 80505

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795693/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold, glass
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 30937

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795696/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, gold, glass
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 31162

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795698/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, silver
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 2018.38

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795703/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron, enamel paint
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 20103

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795704/

  • hand-painted photomechanical collotype and bronze paint on paper
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 140138a

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795707/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • cast iron
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 80302

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795708/

  • stoneware, bronze
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 2019.115

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795728/

  • glass, gold
  • Christie Mayer Lefkowith Collection, New York

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795729/

  • glass, gold, paper
  • Christie Mayer Lefkowith Collection, New York

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795732/

  • embossed and gilded cardboard
  • Christie Mayer Lefkowith Collection, New York

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318795736/

  • embossed cardboard
  • Christie Mayer Lefkowith Collection, New York

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318798819/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • letterpress on paper
  • Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of Richard H. Driehaus

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806890/

  • black ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 526

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806892/

  • linoleum, pigment
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, OAO 481

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806894/

  • graphite and charcoal on heavy paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 1956

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806896/

  • pencil on heavy paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 2097

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806897/

  • pencil and charcoal on tracing paper
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris, GP 862

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806898/

  • colored pencil on tracing paper
  • Paris, Musée d’Orsay, GP 141

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806900/

  • letterpress
  • Lent by Nicolas Horiot, Auberville, France

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806901/

  • letterpress
  • Lent by Nicolas Horiot, Auberville, France

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806903/

  • lead and black ink on tracing paper
  • Paris, Musée d’Orsay, GP 819

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806904/

  • letterpress
  • Lent by Nicolas Horiot, Auberville, France

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806905/

  • silver, wood
  • Lent by Alain Blondel and Yves Plantin, Garches, France

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806906/

  • machine printed
  • Lent by Alain Blondel, Garches, France

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806907/

  • digital

This object is currently on display in room 203 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806908/

  • digital

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806909/

  • digital

This object is currently on display in room 205 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806910/

  • digital

This object is currently on display in room 206 in Carnegie Mansion.

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806911/

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806912/

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806913/

Hector Guimard

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318806914/