Though Prouvé's career was pinpointed with work as an industrialist, architectural consultant, teacher, and even as a juror for the Centre Pompidou architectural competition in 1971 (won by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers), it was always within the greater context of furniture design, which he turned to again late in his life, before passing in 1984. Since the early 2000s, Vitra has been manufacturing many of Prouvé's iconic designs. The show Jean Prouvé: Architecture is on view at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris through December 23, 2010. For more information, visit gagosian.com. Courtesy of Gate Studios.