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21 November 2018 - 21 December 2018
Maria Pergay established her characteristic style and became an icon of taste by daring to work beyond accepted fashion. A woman who thrives when experimenting with material, Pergay foraged a place in a world of design where trends did not reflect her instincts. Drawing from a multitude of influences, Pergay links the natural and fantastical to the industrious material of stainless steel. With each piece, her imagined world comes to life inside ours. She designed for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim, and as a fashion designer for Pierre Cardin, and Fendi. She redefined the use of stainless steel, earning it status as a central design material. At eighty-seven, Pergay continues to work according to her whims creating new and surprising pieces. “Stainless steel does not forgive. It has authority, and it helps me not to make errors. But it also shines and glows; it hints at greater things.” – Maria Pergay