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Cible dining table, France, 1930s

Enameled steel, Melamine, aluminum
29 1/2 × 49 in
74.9 × 124.5 cm
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Designed for the Sanatorium Martel de Janville, Plateau d’Assy, in the Haute Savoie.

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Jean Prouvé
French, 1901–1984
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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.

Jules Leleu
French, 1883–1961
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Born into a family of artisans and artists—the House of Leleu had been around since the 1700s—Jules Leleu was one of the fathers of French Art Deco design. Although he “never achieved the international fame of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Jean Michel Frank, or Le Corbusier,” The New York Times once wrote, “he was just as successful and probably more prolific than his better-known contemporaries.” Often compared with the furniture designs of Ruhlmann, Leleu’s chairs, tables, and cabinets emphasized simple shapes, exotic woods, and marquetry, and inlaid ivory and other embellishments. Leleu adored tradition and was the ultimate craftsman, but as his career progressed he grew more adventurous; in the hands of his children, the House of Leleu began to experiment with lacquer, plastic, aluminum, and fiberglass.

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Designed for the Sanatorium Martel de Janville, Plateau d’Assy, in the Haute Savoie.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Jean Prouvé
French, 1901–1984
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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.

Jules Leleu
French, 1883–1961
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Born into a family of artisans and artists—the House of Leleu had been around since the 1700s—Jules Leleu was one of the fathers of French Art Deco design. Although he “never achieved the international fame of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Jean Michel Frank, or Le Corbusier,” The New York Times once wrote, “he was just as successful and probably more prolific than his better-known contemporaries.” Often compared with the furniture designs of Ruhlmann, Leleu’s chairs, tables, and cabinets emphasized simple shapes, exotic woods, and marquetry, and inlaid ivory and other embellishments. Leleu adored tradition and was the ultimate craftsman, but as his career progressed he grew more adventurous; in the hands of his children, the House of Leleu began to experiment with lacquer, plastic, aluminum, and fiberglass.

Cible dining table, France, 1930s

Enameled steel, Melamine, aluminum
29 1/2 × 49 in
74.9 × 124.5 cm
Bidding closed
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