Jean Prouvé, ‘Low table, model no. GB 21’, ca. 1949, Phillips

35.5 cm (13 7/8 in.) high, 115 cm (45 1/4 in.) diameter

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

Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 194, 196-97, 223
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, pp. 302, 310, for an image and technical drawings
Laurence Allégret and Valérie Vaudou, eds., Jean Prouvé et Paris, Paris, 2001, p. 141, fig. 26, p. 147, fig. 6, p. 175, fig. 14, p. 364
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 152, for an image and a technical drawing
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2007, pp. 29, 105, 112, 126, 136, 157
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2007, pp. 407, 452-55

Private collection, Toulouse

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