Jean Prouvé, ‘‘Tout bois’ chair’, ca. 1941, Phillips

Signature: Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France. Reverse branded * 420_01_025*, with metal label impressed *1446*, and one metal label cut out with* DGEN/5816*.

Jean Prouvé Constructeur, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1991, p. 128, fig. 31
Galerie Jousse Seguin and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 42-43 for an image and a drawing
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre complète / Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, pp. 33, 294-95 for images and a technical drawing
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Volume 1, Paris, 2017, pp. 66-69, 397

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