Jean Prouvé, ‘Armoire, model no. 101’, designed 1956, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, UK

Editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Manufacturer: Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète/Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 175 for a Steph Simon prospectus

Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy
Acquired from the above Monsieur C. Demange, head of Prouvé's atelier
Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2000

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