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Jean Prouvé

Born in 1901, Jean Prouvé was a French metalworker, self-taught architect and designer. Prouvé opened his own workshop in Nancy in 1924 where he created numerous furniture designs that led him to open his own factory in 1947. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company five years later to serve as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.

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.

His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in architectural design, industrial design, structural design and furniture design.

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