Jean Prouvé, ‘S.A.M. dining table, model no. TS 11’, ca. 1947, Phillips

Property of an American Collector

Manufacturer: Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète/Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, p. 283
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris and New York, 2007, pp. 251, 405, 437-38, 441

Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2005

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