Jean Prouvé, ‘'Antony’ chair, model no. 356’, designed 1954, Phillips

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Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy and editioned by Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 149, 163
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 272
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 69, 74, 119, 127, 136, 146, 174, 177, 181, 189
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2007, pp. 271, 278-81, 511

Phillips de Pury & Company, , New York, '20-21st Century Design Art', 24 May 2005, lot 175
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Jean Prouvé

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.

French, 1901-1984