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  • Exhibition: Jean Prouvé 1901-1984: Industrial Beauty


    Jean Prouvé Giving a lecture at the CNAM
    © Fonds Jean Prouvé

    Recliner, 1928
    Arch. dep. Meurthe-et-Moselle, Fonds des Ateliers © SCE Jean Prouvé

    Granipoli table, 1939

    Protoype shell of a house located outside the domestic arts hall, 1951
    © Fonds Jean Prouvé

    Tropical house in Mondtada Maxéville
    © Fonds Jean Prouvé

    (left): Silla de Madera Desmontable, 1941 (right): Sillón de Dirrección nl. 352, 1951

    Detachable Cabin
    Arch. dep. Meurthe-et-Moselle, Fonds des Ateliers © SCE Jean Prouvé

    Design for Citröen Bus Station, 1933
    Arch. dep. Meurthe-et-Moselle, Fonds des Ateliers © SCE Jean Prouvé

    Curated by the British architect Norman Foster and by the Professor of Architecture Projects Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition revisits the whole of Jean Prouvé’s career.

    From the originality of his earlier furniture to the sophistication of his later constructive systems, the oeuvre of the French genius is an example of committed engagement with prefabrication and industrialisation, and also serves as a bottomless source of inspiration.

    The exhibition follows a chronological layout in ten sections, each one featuring original drawings and photographs accompanied by critical texts. The selection includes a wide range of furniture, architecture models and fragments of buildings, like his celebrated 6×6 house: a spectacular 1:1 scale prototype that is in turn a manifesto of Prouvé’s interest in lightness and prefabrication in architecture.

    Jean Prouvé 1901-1984: Industrial Beauty
    September 1 – November 12 at Ivorypress Art + Books Space, Madrid, Spain
    via: designboom


    Thursday, September 8th, 2011


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    Cristal Carafe by Marcel Wanders for Normann Copenhagen

     

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