Jean Prouvé
French, 1901-1984
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2013
A Passion for Jean Prouvé, the Laurence & Patrick Seguin Collection,
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Calder / Prouvé, in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery,
Galerie Patrick Seguin
Calder / Prouvé Vol.2, in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery,
Galerie Patrick Seguin

Inspired by avant-garde architects and his idea of design as a moral issue, influential 20th-century designer, architect, engineer, and teacher Jean Prouvé played a major role in the development of systems for mass production in the postwar Modernist period. From his beginnings as a blacksmith's apprentice, he gained an understanding of metal and its limitations, driving him to seek new materials and processes like steel, aluminum, and arc welding, producing prefabricated houses, building components, and furniture for the social sector.

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