Jean Prouvé, ‘'Cafétéria' model no. 511’, ca. 1953, Phillips

71.2 cm (28 in.) high, 94.4 cm (37 1/8 in.) diameter

Signature: Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé and editioned by Galerie Steph Simon, France.

Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, p. 84
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 151 for variants of the 'Cafétéria' table
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, pp. 310-11, 324

Private collection, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

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