Jean Prouvé, ‘'Flavigny' double bed, from the Air France Unité d’Habitation, Brazzaville’, 1950-1952, Phillips

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, pp. 296-97 for an image and a techinal drawing of a 'Flavigny' single bed
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète/Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 167 for a technical drawing of a similar example
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 355, 368-69 for 'Flavigny' single beds
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, illustrated p. 359

Air France Unité d’Habitation, Brazzaville, Congo

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