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Jean Prouvé (Designer, Architect)

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Category: Designer, Architect

Post Contributor: Olivier Blanc

Poster of Jean Prouvé by Olivier Blanc

Profession: Designer, Architect

Born: April 8th, 1901, Paris, France

Died: March 23rd, 1984, Nancy, France

Nationality: French


Famous for:

- Standard Chair

- EM Table

- Prefabricated architecture


Links for resources:

Biography and products list (Vitra)



Poster design by ob27 studio


The Prouvé House - 360 interactive view with photographs and notes (Musée des Beaux Arts)



Article and timeline animation of the design and construction of Maison des Jours Meilleurs (Wallpaper)


Keeping Jean Prouvé’s legacy alive, article, (Ignant)


"Never design anything that cannot be made." Jean Prouvé

Philosophy, audio interview in French language with English transcript (Galerie Patrick Seguin)


Detailed photographs of Kangourou armchair, model NO.FV 22 (Sothebys)


New edition of Kangourou chair by Vitra, article and photographs (Designboom)


Revisiting Jean Prouvé, collaboration between G-Star RAW and Vitra (Domus)


"If people understand, there is no need to explain. If they don't, there's no use explaining." Jean Prouvé

Details and photographs of Tropical House, 1951 (Hammer Museum)


Biography, work, photographs, exhibitions and references (Gagosian Gallery)


Exhibition's information, photographs and references (Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art)


Short biography, timeline of key works, design approach (Colline Notre Dame du Haut)


Jean Prouvé | A rebel’s courage / Le courage rebelle — Documentary (Galerie Patrick Seguin)


Further research:

- Le Corbusier

- Charlotte Perriand

- Prefabricated architecture

- Furniture design


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