90’s Tecta D36 ‘floating’ lounge fauteuil by Jean Prouvé set/2

90’s Tecta D36 ‘floating’ lounge fauteuil by Jean Prouvé set/2

Designer
Jean Prouvé
Manufacturer
Tecta
Period
1990's
Origin
Germany
Material
Chrome plated metal, Leather, papercord
Color
blue, Red, White
Code
0716109ZF
Condition
Good condition consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
70cm(w) x 94cm(d) x 103cm(h) | 41cm seath
WS
A - E
Price
Sold, ygy
Comment
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Jean Prouvé

He was born in Paris in 1901 in an artistic family. His father, Victor Prouvé, was a painter and sculptor. Prouvé himself was trained as a metal artisan in Paris before attending engineering school in Nancy.

After opening his workshop in 1924, Prouvé designed and produced modern metal and wood furniture, and collaborated with major designers of the day, including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. Inspired by the aesthetics of aircraft design, he embraced bold, reduced forms, and championed steel and aluminum’s social and economic applications. He believed in the power of design to make the world a better place, and is credited with major developments in the prefabricated design arena, including refugee housing, his own home (a 1954 prototype), and the famed flat-packed Maison Tropicale.

In 1947, Prouvé started a factory at Maxéville specializing in furniture and prefabricated constructions; here he established a range of construction possibilities using folded or stamped sheet metal. From 1957-68, he served as head of the construction office of the Compagnie Industrielle de Matériel de Transport in Paris, before shifting gears to focus on his own architectural consulting firm in Paris between 1968 and 1984. In the last four years of his life, Prouvé focused his attention again on furniture design. He died in Nancy in 1984.

The D36 chair has a bit all of everything. Light weight which is an advantage in aircraft design, chrome plated metal and adjustable to the weigth of the person who sits on it, it became an timeless object. This set of two in white papercord and blue and red neckrests is very rare.

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