Jean Prouvé, ‘Coffee table’, Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour
Jean Prouvé, ‘Coffee table’, Galerie Downtown - François Laffanour

Image rights: Marie Clérin for LAFFANOUR - Galerie Downtown/Paris

Manufacturer: Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, 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