Jean Prouvé, ‘Five-panelled sun-shutter, from the Cité scolaire de La Dullague, Béziers’, designed 1956, executed ca. 1962, 1965, Phillips

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

Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 170-71, 194 for a seven-panelled version
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 4: 1954-1984, Basel, 2005, pp. 40-41, 133-34 for seven-panelled versions
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2007, p. 150 for a six-panelled version

Cité scolaire de La Dullague, Béziers, 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