Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy

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May 9, 2013
An exhibition showcasing the ins and outs of Jean Prouvé’s industrial design aesthetic is the final word on the French master’s legacy. Read Full Article
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  After World War II, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé reinvigorated their research into “demountables,” a new type of assembly-required chair akin to what we might call “flat pack” today.  Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

    After World War II, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé reinvigorated their research into “demountables,” a new type of assembly-required chair akin to what we might call “flat pack” today.

    Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

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  The Demountable chair CB22 resembles Prouvé’s Standard chair from 1930 quite closely. Gallerist and collector Patrick Seguin relates this era of industrial design to Prouvé’s similar efforts in prefab architecture: “Like his houses, kit-manufactured and ready to be inhabited, this piece [CB22] seemed utopian back then. Today it looks like an ideological, social, and political future.”  Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

    The Demountable chair CB22 resembles Prouvé’s Standard chair from 1930 quite closely. Gallerist and collector Patrick Seguin relates this era of industrial design to Prouvé’s similar efforts in prefab architecture: “Like his houses, kit-manufactured and ready to be inhabited, this piece [CB22] seemed utopian back then. Today it looks like an ideological, social, and political future.”

    Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

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  “There is no difference between building furniture and building a house.” —Designer Jean Prouvé  Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

    “There is no difference between building furniture and building a house.” —Designer Jean Prouvé

    Courtesy of: Collection Laurence et Patrick Seguin

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