Jean Prouvé, ‘Rare 'Visiteur' armchair, type FV. 12’, 1948, Phillips

Jean Prouvé: Architecture', Gagosian Gallery, Paris, 20 October-23 December 2010
'Jean Prouvé: Architecture, Maison des Jours Meilleurs 1956', Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, 25 May-19 July 2012

VIIIe exposition de l'habitation', L'Architecture d'Aujourd'Hui, no. 34, February-March 1951, p. XV fig. 3
'Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment', L'Architecture Française, Architecture Urbanisme Décoration, no. 143-144, 1953, p. 22
Willy Boesiger, ed., Le Corbusier et son Atelier rue de Sevres 35, Œuvre Complète Volume 5: 1946-1952, New York, 1990, pp. 209, 213
Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 55-56 and a Steph Simon prospectus
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, pp. 156 for a technical drawing
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, illustrated pp. 122-37
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2017, illustrated pp. 66-67, 161-63, 200, 260, 266

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

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