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Jean Prouvé

Standard chair, 1950

Bent steel and plywood
32 × 18 1/2 × 16 1/2 in
81.3 × 45.7 × 40.6 cm
location
Paris
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Design/Decorative Art
Jean Prouvé
French, 1901–1984
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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.

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Jean Prouvé
French, 1901–1984
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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.

Jean Prouvé

Standard chair, 1950

Bent steel and plywood
32 × 18 1/2 × 16 1/2 in
81.3 × 45.7 × 40.6 cm
location
Paris
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