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Jean Prouvé
6X6 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, CIRCA 1944-1945
Estimate
450,000550,000
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113
Jean Prouvé
6X6 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, CIRCA 1944-1945
Estimate
450,000550,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Design

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Paris

Jean Prouvé
6X6 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, CIRCA 1944-1945
metal, aluminium and wood
600 x 600 cm ; 236 1/4 x 236 1/4 in. - Total surface : 36 m2
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Provenance

Private collection, France

Literature

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé, Oeuvre complète, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, pp. 46-49
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Maison démontable 6x6, Paris, 2013,
Fondation Luma, Jean Prouvé, Architecte des jours meilleurs, Paris, 2017, pp. 43-53

Catalogue Note

"The conception of any object imply a constructive idea rigorously achievable."
Jean Prouvé

After the Liberation, the Minister of Reconstruction, Raoul Dautry, seduced by the Ateliers Prouvé commissioned houses to relocate the victims of Lorraine and Franche-Comté.
In these areas where bombing was intense housing that could be produced quickly was needed.
Jean Prouvé designed houses that could be assembled and dismantled quickly using prefabricated elements.
This type of housing is a true architectural performance.
 
The house that we are presenting is one of several installed in 1945 in a small village of the department of Doubs.
Most of them were destroyed a few months later to make room for post-war reconstruction plans.

This house is one of the few survivors as it was installed in a remote area and was preserved.Beyond the elegance of its form, this house shows the genius of its creator and responds to a particular solution in an important historical context.
The house is presented in its original state and is one of Jean Prouvé's manifest constructions.

Design

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Paris