Jean Prouvé, ‘Important 'Cité' armchair, from Jean Prouvé's private collection’, ca. 1930, Phillips

Jean Prouvé: Architecture', Gagosian Gallery, Paris, 20 October-23 December 2010
'A Passion for Jean Prouvé: From Furniture to Architecture: The Laurence and Patrick Seguin Collection', Pinacoteca Giovanni and Maria Agnelli, 6 April-8 September 2013

Two Master Metalworkers: Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, exh. cat., Antony DeLorenzo, New York, Alan and Christine Counord, Paris, 1985, p. 41
'Jean Prouvé, sedie tra il 1924 e il 1930', Domus, no. 397, September 1988, p. 87
Galeries Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 130, 132-33, 179, 223
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 1: 1917-1933, Basel, 2000, pp. 206-11 for images, drawings and a technical drawing
'The least known modern master', Domus, no. 845, February 2002, pp. 91, 96-97
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli and Galerie Patrick Seguin, A Passion for Jean Prouvé: From Furniture to Architecture: The Laurence and Patrick Seguin Collection, exh. cat., Paris, 2013, illustrated pp. 126-27
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, illustrated pp. 110-11
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2017, illustrated p. 253

Jean Prouvé, France
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owners

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