Jean Prouvé, ‘Guéridon, designed for the Établissements Solvay, Dombasle’, 1941-1942, Phillips

Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, p. 278, fig. 882, p. 280, figs. 883.e,2-3

Private Collection, Paris
Phillips, New York, ‘Design’, 11 June 2014, lot 29
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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