ANOTHER New York business which has expanded during the recession is Maison Gerard at 43 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village.
Known internationally as the epitome of stylish French Deco and design of the early and mid-20th century Maison Gerard also have an eye for equally stylish contemporary work and from April 25 to May 18 introduce the work of renowned French ceramicist Jean Girel to the US.
Girel, 64, is revered as a national treasure in France and while featured in museums throughout Europe and the Far East is all but unknown to Americans.
That is about to change with this collection of 75 new works demonstrating his unique approach and technique. Made exclusively for Maison Gerard they cost from $2000 to $15,000.