Jean Prouvé, ‘'Cité' model no. 500’, designed 1932, produced 1951, 1952, Phillips

Signature: Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France.

Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, p. 131
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 233
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, pp. 180-81, 214

Madame B., Nancy, 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