Born in Hungary in 1919, Vera Székely arrived in Paris in 1946 with her husband Pierre Székely. In 1947, they moved to a workshop in Bures-sur-Yvette where André Borderie joined them in 1948. Between 1948 and 1957, the ceramic collective Székely-Borderie produced an important ceramic work consisting solely of unique pieces. They sign under the joint signature SZB cross or sometimes Székely-Borderie. They create utilitarian and functional pieces, decorative objects such as coffee tables or lamps but also sculptures with a constant artistic research in form, decoration and colors. They also made ceramic walls integrated into the architecture as for the Bateau Ivre, a sculpture house of the Grenoble region in 1953. In 1950, they exhibited at the Galerie Maxime Old in Paris. 3 major exhibitions will follow at the gallery M.A.I. (Meubles, Architectures, Installations) at 12 rue Bonaparte in Paris in 1951, 1952-1953 and 1955-1956. In 1953, they set up the apartment of singer Henri Salvador. In 1954, Vera Székely won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale. In 1957, the group separated. From 1958, Vera Székely will continue her ceramic work associated with her husband Pierre and solo during the 60s.

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Flowers Holder Vase

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Handle Animal Sculpture

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Coffee Table

  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Cup

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Dish

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Cup

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Cup

  • André BORDERIE  
  • Vera SZEKELY  
  • Pierre SZEKELY

Cup