Jean Prouvé, ‘'Semi-metal' chair, model no. 305’, 1950, Wright
Jean Prouvé, ‘'Semi-metal' chair, model no. 305’, 1950, Wright
Jean Prouvé, ‘'Semi-metal' chair, model no. 305’, 1950, Wright

France

Manufacturer: Ateliers Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve Complete Works, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Sulzer, ppg. 35, 208-211 Jean Prouve, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, ppg. 234, 266-269 Jean Prouve, Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, ppg. 41, 46

Michael Benevento, New York | Collection of Dimitri Levas

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