Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel
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Designed in 1956 by Jean Prouvé, the Maison des Jours Meilleurs (Better Days House) was a response to rising costs and a housing crisis: it was durable, light, and economical. The 615-square-foot home could be assembled in seven hours, and employed the latest materials. However, it never received official approval for mass-production and interest eventually dwindled. Now, the prototype will be open for people to tour Prouvé’s renowned design. The Maison des Jours Meilleurs will be on display at Galerie Patrick Seguin June 11-16. 

The interior of the compact home, built for comfort and economy.

The interior of the compact home, built for comfort and economy.

For more designs by Prouvé, see our slideshow on the revolutionary designer.

For more designs by Prouvé, see our slideshow on the revolutionary designer.

“On Quai Alexandre III Jean Prouvé has built the handsomest house I know of: the most perfect object for living in, the most sparkling thing ever constructed. It's all the real, built outcome of a lifetime of research. And Abbé Pierre commissioned it!” — Le Corbusier on the Maison des Jours Meilleurs<br><br>All images courtesy of Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

“On Quai Alexandre III Jean Prouvé has built the handsomest house I know of: the most perfect object for living in, the most sparkling thing ever constructed. It's all the real, built outcome of a lifetime of research. And Abbé Pierre commissioned it!” — Le Corbusier on the Maison des Jours Meilleurs

All images courtesy of Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

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