Jean Prouvé, ‘armoire’, 1945, Wright
Jean Prouvé, ‘armoire’, 1945, Wright
Jean Prouvé, ‘armoire’, 1945, Wright
Jean Prouvé, ‘armoire’, 1945, Wright

Armoire features two sliding doors concealing two adjustable shelves.

France

Manufacturer: Ateliers Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve, Complete Works Volume 3: 1944-1954, Sulzer, ppg. 56-57 Jean Prouve, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, ppg. 460-461, 474-475

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris | Acquired from the previous in 2006 by Joe Pytka, Los Angeles

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