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Jean Prouvé
CITÉ ARMCHAIR
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
149
Jean Prouvé
CITÉ ARMCHAIR
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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Paris

Jean Prouvé
CITÉ ARMCHAIR
lacquered steel, leather and fabric
82 x 68,5 x 91 cm ; 32 1/4 x 30 x 35 7/8 in.
circa 1930
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Literature

Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé, Oeuvre complète, Volume 1 : 1917-1933, Basel, 1999, pp. 204 and 208-209
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 2017, pp. 104-107 and 110-111

Catalogue Note

JEAN PROUVE
Fauteuil Cité – 1930

In 1930, the city of Nancy decided to build a university campus. This ambitious project was entrusted to a young local architect named Jean Bourgon. The latter gathered local artists and craftsmen to embody his idea of modernity. Jean Prouvé furnished 50 out of the 360 rooms built for future students. He conceived an interior design made of a metallic bed, a table desk, a chair, a shelf and an armchair called Cité.
This armchair marked a turning point in Jean Prouvé’s carrier. Jean Prouvé designed a frame that was rigid and light at the same time, with leather straps inserted in the tilted open mounts that form the armrests. In one-piece, the back and the seat are covered with fabric. For more comfort, a screw allows for fabric tension adjustment. This iconic piece was one of the artist’s favorites and he also displayed it in his own home.

Important Design

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Paris