Jean Prouvé, ‘Cabinet, model no. 152’, ca. 1952, Phillips
Jean Prouvé, ‘Cabinet, model no. 152’, ca. 1952, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, United Kingdom

Manufacturer: Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 173 for a Steph Simon prospectus

Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 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