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A 'Demountable' side chair by Jean Prouvé, model no. 300

, circa 1950
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A 'Demountable' side chair by Jean Prouvé, model no. 300

, circa 1950
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A 'Demountable' side chair by Jean Prouvé, model no. 300

, circa 1950

Literature

Alexander von Vegesack (ed.), Jean Prouvé, The Poetics of the Technical Object, exhibition catalogue, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2005.

Catalogue Note

Prouvé is a designer of the anvandgarde, where functionalism is the essential beauty of an object, but he takes the premises of his predecessors and contemporaries another step further. His designs did not only derive their form from function, they are also made to be indistructable. When designing an object Prouvé rethinks its purpose, task and meaning and how this can be achieved in the most economical way. As Jan van Geest says 'as if he had to reinvent the wheel every time' (Vegesack, 2005, p.304)

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