"Ms. Pergay's work falls somewhere between art and design, but she insisted
that she is neither an artist nor a designer. Instead, she explained, she envisions a finished object, making a quick sketch and then charming someone else into constructing it."
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(sconce, 1968)

Maria Pergay. 1930

French designer Maria Pergay (b. 1930) has been creating innovative, contemporary objects, furniture, and decoration for the past fifty years. From Paris to Saudi Arabia to Russia, her sophisticated designs fashioned from iron, silver, steel, or bronze have earned her a coveted following among the most influential, iconic, and fascinating personalities of her time, including Pierre Deshays (President of Maison Jansen), Salvador DalĂ­, Pierre Cardin, King Fahd, and numerous others.