Gueridon Table (1949)

Consider this the heavy metalworker’s acoustic set: Designed for Paris University, this smooth tripod table showed Prouvé stepping out of his comfort zone and experimenting with a different material: wood. Given the post-war steel shortage, it wasn’t a bad time to try something new.

Image courtesy Galerie Patrick Seguin  Photo 6 of 10 in Design Icon: Jean Prouvé