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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
Chamberlain-Prouvé at Gagosian Gallery in collaboration with Galerie Patrick SeguinGalerie Patrick Seguin
2013
A Passion for Jean Prouvé, the Laurence & Patrick Seguin CollectionGalerie Patrick Seguin
Calder / Prouvé, in collaboration with Gagosian GalleryGalerie Patrick Seguin
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“Antony” chair, 1954

Metal and molded plywood
33 9/10 × 19 7/10 × 27 3/5 in
86 × 50 × 70 cm
Location
Paris
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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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