Jean Prouvé, ‘'Semi-metal' chair, model no. 305’, designed 1950, produced 1950, 1969, Phillips

Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy and editioned by Steph Simon, Paris, France.

Two Master Metalworkers: Jean Prouvé, Serge Mouille, exh. cat., Anthony DeLorenzo, New York, Alan and Christine Counord, Paris, 1985, pp. 44-45
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète/Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, pp. 208-11, 268 for images and technical drawings
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, pp. 88, 90-93, 99
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 2, Paris, 2017, pp. 24-25, 74-75

Hemisphere Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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