Lot 506
  • 506

Jean Prouvé

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Description

  • Jean Prouvé
  • A Superb ''Kangourou'' Armchair

  • lacquered sheet and tubular metal and oak
  • 33 in. (83.8 cm) high

Provenance

Hôtel des Ventes Anticthermal, Nancy, March 25, 2001

Exhibited

Jean Prouvé:  Three Nomadic Structures, Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, April 12-May 10, 2002 and September 12, 2003-April 23, 2004

Literature

Dominique Clayssen, Jean Prouvé:  l'idée constructive, Paris 1983, pp. 152 and 166 (for the chair model in the Salon des arts ménagers, Paris, 1951)
Jean Prouvé:  Constructeur, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990, p. 116 (for the chair model in the Salon des arts ménagers, Paris, 1951)
Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 56-57
Jean Prouvé:  La Biennale di Venezia, Paris, 2000, pp. 42 and 44-47
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé:  Œuvre Complete/Complete Works, Volume 2:  1934-1944, Basel, 2000, fig. 11 (for a sketch of the chair model)
Laurence Allégret and Valérie Vaudou, eds., Jean Prouvé et Paris, Paris, 2001, p. 230
Jean Prouvé, 1901-1984:  Constructeur, Paris, 2001, fig. 118 (for the chair model in the Salon des arts ménagers, Paris, 1951)
Jean Prouvé:  Three Nomadic Structures, exh. cat., Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, 2002, p. 38 (for an Ateliers Jean Prouvé advertisement illustrating the chair model)
Christian Enjolras, Jean Prouvé:  Les maisons de Meudon, 1949-1999, Paris, 2003, p. 59 (for the chair model in the Salon des arts ménagers, Paris, 1951)
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé:  Œuvre Complète/Complete Works, Volume 3:  1944-1954, Basel, to be published in December 2004, cat. no. 1135.8

Catalogue Note

Although officially called a ''Visiteur'' armchair and referred to as such in Peter Sulzer's upcoming volume three of Prouvé's complete works, this chair's animated profile has fomented the tradition of calling it "Kangourou" to distinguish it from the the other ''Visiteur'' models.
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