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Jean Prouvé : the Cité Universitaire furniture

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Designers and Craftsmen Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 18 Feb 15:00 - 17:00

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In a scenography with two-tone walls and punctuated by black and white archive photographs, the visitor is invited to browse the floors and discover the most famous creations of this figurehead of modernism that was Jean Prouvé.

Having many strings to his bow, in turn architect, engineer, designer and builder, the creator has never ceased to navigate between art and industry. All his furniture is imbued with an aesthetic research - clean, streamlined lines - to be applied to utilitarian furniture. Intended to furnish university residences (Nancy, Aix Marseille, Antony), having to take into consideration the challenges of small spaces, ergonomics and use by the greatest number, these creations appear today as examples of perfect success. between functionalism and expressiveness.