Prouvé was born 1901, into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his father, Victor Prouvé, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Prouve himself was... Read more trained as a metal artisan under the guidance of Emil Robert before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career.
In 1924 he opened his own workshop in Nancy and began to produce his first furnishings made of formed sheet steel in 1925.
He was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) in 1930. In the following year he established his own manufacturing firm, Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé. During the 1930s, the company produced numerous furniture designs, as well as some of the first prefabricated architectural elements, including components for the Maison du Peuple in Clichy (in collaboration with the architects Beaudoin and Lods), whose steel-and-glass structure attracted a great deal of attention.Read more
Jean Prouvé Furniture Designs
Prouvé's Gueridon Tables are made from natural materials offering a robust piece yet a warm softer aesthetic.
Gueridon Bas Coffee Table is available in impregnated natural or dark oak finish.
Potence is a swivelling wall light is considered one of Jean Prouvé’s purist masterpieces.
Standard Chairs, originally designed by Prouvé, have back legs made of larger hollow sections for better support.
A ring is mounted to the inside of Tabouret Haut's legs increasing rigidity and making a comfortable footrest.
Trapeze Table bears two strikingly shaped legs made of sheet steel and a solid black laminate top.
Compas Direction was designed by Jean Prouve - a rectangular solid oakwood top table.