Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve – French Furniture Designer and Architect

Jean Prouve 1901 – 1984

Jean Prouve came from an artistic family, his grandfather and Victor, Jean’s father designed with Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle ceramics and Marquetry.

He trained initially as a blacksmith from 1917 to 1920, then studied at the Ecole Superieure de Nancy.

Only a year after opening his own workshop in 1923 he was producing modern designed steel chairs.

He was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes. He worked for Le Corbusier during the late 1920’s.

In 1931, Les Ateliers Jean Prouve was setup, this was a furniture manufacturing company. He became tired of this and after 1950, he left designing furniture to persue architecture.

Cite Arm Chair Learn more about the Cite Arm chair by Jean Prouve

Standard Chair Learn more about the Standard chair by Jean Prouve

EM Table Learn more about the EM Table by Jean Prouve

Antony Chair Learn more about the Antony chair by Jean Prouve

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Jean Prouve at Vitra

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