Icon: Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve is certainly a pioneer and icon that I draw great inspriation from. His designs speak to a work philosophy that includes knowledge of the materials at hand, a commitment to collaboration between artists and craftsmen, an attention to evolving technical developments.

 

Prouve, a self taught architect and designer proved himself a versatile, ambitous  and whose varied career continues to inspire designers and whose designs evoke simplicity and elegance in a modern and accessible way.

 A recent reissue of some of his most iconic pieces authorized by the Prouve estate are available through Vitra.

Fauteuil de Salon, Prouve RAW

Standard Chair and Gueridon Table, Jean Prouve

 

Tabouret Haut, 1942

Gueridon Table

Bicycle, Jean Prouve