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The power of light to transform a space or a moment has been well-understood by French designers reaching back to at least the 1920s. Designers from various periods — Janine Abraham and Dirk Jan Rol, Pierre Guariche, Maria Pergay, Alain Richard, and Louis Sognot — not only mastered the technical innovations of pendulums, pendants, and lamps of varying scales, materials, and purposes, but they also envisioned the unfolding stories of a setting through light. Demisch Danant presents In the Room | Summer, Part I, an installation of rare works of French design spanning the 1920s through the 1970s that newly energizes French postwar design, emphasizing the precision, intimacy, and innovation which have remained underlying constants.

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