Jean Prouvé, ‘Bed, model no. 17, designed for the Lycée Fabert, Metz’, 1935, Phillips

Signature: Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France.

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète / Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, pp. 111-13 for images, a technical drawing and an Ateliers Jean Prouvé prospectus
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2007, p. 354

Lycée Fabert, Metz, France

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