A major figure in 20th-century design, he counted Jacques Lipchitz, Charlotte Perriand, and Pablo Picasso as friends. “Yet he died in exile in New York and has never before had a museum exhibition in the U.S.,” Princeton University history of modern architecture professor Esther da Costa Meyer says. That’s what led her to conceive and guest curate “Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design,” at the in Manhattan, November 4 to March 26. Chareau’s oeuvre is being organized into four categories: furniture designs, art collection, interiors, and, his masterpiece, the 1932 Maison de Verre in Paris, considered the first glass house. is designing the exhibition, highlighting the functionality of Chareau’s designs and using technology to immerse visitors in his world.