Luxury dining tables by the interior designer Maria Pergay are always stunning! She is known for her innovative use of stainless steel — a passion that began in the 1960s and has continued into her 80s. Born in Romania of Russian-Jewish descent, Pergay escaped to Paris with her mother at age six and after the war, Pergay studied costume, set design, and sculpture, and opened a shop in Paristo sell her decorative silver objects. After that she is been made history in interior design.
Dining Table, 2007
This modern dining table is made of stainless steel and nickel plated bronze. Characterized by elegance, luxury and beauty.
“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
Pergay, who has never belonged to a distinct interior design movement. Instead of following trends, she has consistently drawn inspiration from antiquity, Japanese art, and the innate nature of the materials she works with. While this individual approach may have meant that many of her pieces did not receive recognition until years after they were created, it has ensured that her work has stood the test of time.
This round dining table is made of lacquered steel, glass, and plexiglas base with stainless steel. This luxury dining table transmits happiness and can change the environment of any dining room.
Maria Pergay became an icon of taste by daring to work beyond accepted fashion. 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 has designed for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim. 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.
Saturn Table, 1968
This luxury dining table is made of stainless steel. Here again, she proves the simplicity and strenght of the material.
Pergay opened her own shop on Paris’s Place des Vosges in 1960 to promote her works. Within the first month of opening, she sold everything. In the same year, she was hired by Maison Jansen to design a master bath for the president of Tunisia and his wife.
In 1967, the interior designer began to design full pieces of steel furniture, proving that an industrious, harsh material could be persuaded into supple and flexible forms.
Marie Antoinette, 2016
This contemporary dining table is made of T-black stainless steel, top with oak slice and the base with plexiglas.
Pergay brought steel to the forefront of French design, leaving its technical reputation in the past. Every steel work from the larger series was displayed by Galerie Maison et Jardin, subsequently shown at the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in October 1968, then purchased by Pierre Cardin. Some pieces of furniture were exposed in David Gill Gallery and in Demisch Danant.
Dining Table, 1976
This luxury dining table is made of stainless steel, plexiglass and smoked glass. Is very simple but magnificient at the same time.
Pergay has earned increasingly impressive private commissions, creating for names such as Givenchy, figures as significant as the Shah of Iran, and artists like Salvador Dalí. Pergay’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She still exhibits internationally, while continuing to create pieces for a growing audience of major collectors.
What do you think about these luxury dining tables? Which one is your favourite?
Maria Pergay is an unique interior designer and deserves being recognized. Can’t wait to see her new pieces of art!