Portfolio Naples February 2017 - Page 77

Bijvoet, is justly acknowledged as one of the most original houses of the 20th century, owing to its daring structural clarity and in- genious technological novelties. It remains a major point of reference for architects today. Through his highly distinctive artistic lan- guage, Chareau established himself at the in- tersection of tradition and innovation, becoming a major figure in 20th century de- sign. The Jewish Museum’s exhibition will place Chareau in the context of the interwar period in Paris, highlighting his circle of in- fluential patrons, engagement with the pe- riod’s foremost artists, and designs for the PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 75