Jean Prouvé, ‘Curved "Compas" desk’, ca. 1953, Design/Decorative Art, Painted bent sheet steel, painted tubular steel, oak-veneered wood, laminated wood, Phillips
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Jean Prouvé

Curved "Compas" desk, ca. 1953

Painted bent sheet steel, painted tubular steel, oak-veneered wood, laminated wood
28 3/5 × 77 1/10 × 37 2/5 in
72.7 × 195.9 × 94.9 cm
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Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, for Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France
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.

Jean Prouvé, ‘Curved "Compas" desk’, ca. 1953, Design/Decorative Art, Painted bent sheet steel, painted tubular steel, oak-veneered wood, laminated wood, Phillips
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Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, for Galerie Steph Simon, Paris, France
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.

Jean Prouvé

Curved "Compas" desk, ca. 1953

Painted bent sheet steel, painted tubular steel, oak-veneered wood, laminated wood
28 3/5 × 77 1/10 × 37 2/5 in
72.7 × 195.9 × 94.9 cm
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