The French metalworker, furniture designer, and architect helped revolutionize the use of steel in architecture and prefab housing. Perhaps his most iconic piece of furniture, the Standard, is anything but—a delicate fusion of engineering and design skill. The curved steel legs, larger in the back due to Prouvé’s observation that the rear supports the brunt of a person’s weight, contrast well with two simple pieces of bent oak.
The New York loft of Muuto cofounder Peter Bonnén showcases a shipping container’s worth of furniture from Denmark. His wife, Jasmi, relaxes among Muuto designs, including a Connect sofa by Anderssen & Voll and Airy tables by Cecilie Manz. The wall sculpture is by artist Anders Kappel; the painting is by Peter’s brother, Kaspar.
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