Bureau Presidence . Vitra limited edition . Lacquered steel and wood . 76.2 x 248.9 x 147.3 cm
Fauteuil Direction Pivotant . Vitra limited edition . Fabric, enameled sheet metal, Oak . 90 x 67 x 55 cm
Antony Chair 356 . Limited Vitra edition 2002 . birch plywood and steel . 51 x 88 x 66 cm
Leica G-Star Raw & Jean Prouve
D-LUX 6 Edition by G-Star RAW Digital Camera (green) . ultra-fast Leica DC Vario Summilux lens and a 10.1MP CMOS sensor . Ultra-fast f/1.4 Leica DC-Vario-Summilux 3.8x Zoom Lens . Original box, manuals, straps included
Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.
He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.