Jean Prouve

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Standard chair designed by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Prouve (France), circa 1950.
Model 305 in wood, upholstered in red many years ago by the previous owner.

The Standard chair was commissioned for the Social Security meeting rooms in France after the WWII.

Ingood condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Upholstery is not original.

Jean Prouve (1901-1984), French Industrial and furniture designer and architect. Jean Prouve is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement, Jean Prouve introduced the machine age and Industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created. He then continued her experiments with different materials.

Jean Prouve was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France, his famous father, Victor Prouve, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Jean Prouve himself was trained as a metalsmith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. After opening his own workshop in 1923, Jean Prouve began producing modern metal furniture of his own design as well as collaborating with some of the best known French modern designers of the day, including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.

Jean Prouve always regarded himself as more of an engineer and constructor instead of a modern designer. He never designed for the sake of form alone, concentrating instead on the essence of materials, connections and production. Jean Prouve strove for the most constructionally and materially efficient designs, with such Classic end results as the modern design utilizing his innovative method of folding sheet metal.