Jean Prouvé, ‘JP-SCAL-450’, 1951, P! Galerie

Rare daybed of Jean Prouvé, done in steel.

Signature: not signed

Image rights: P! Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Manufacturer: Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France

Charlotte Perriand, Volume 3, by Jacques Barsac

Cansado, Mauretania. All objects produced by the Galerie Steph Simon in France. For the worker community of MIFERMA.

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