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S.C.A.L. Double daybed designed by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Prouve (France) circa 1950.
This bed has been restored. Metal frame, new upholstery.

In good condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

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

Jean Prouvé 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 Prouvé 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 Prouvé 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 Prouvé 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 Prouvé 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.