JEAN PROUVÉ ARCHITECTURE

Working from the postulate that there was no structural difference between a piece of furniture and a building, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructional philosophy” whose artifice-free aesthetic of functionality and fabrication applied the same principles to furnishings and architecture. First produced in small series in the 1930s, his structures were assembled and integrated with the aid of shrewdly designed systems for modification, dismantling and moving of both furniture and buildings.

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    #1 F 8X8 BCC HOUSE, 1942
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    #2 FEREMBAL HOUSE, 1948
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    #3 6X6 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, 1944
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    #4 6X9 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, 1944
  • 8x8-dismantable-house-1
    #5 8X8 DEMOUNTABLE HOUSE, 1945
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    #6 TOTAL FILLING STATION, 1969
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    #7 METROPOLE ALUMINUM HOUSE, 1949
  • les-jours-meilleurs-house
    #8 «LES JOURS MEILLEURS» HOUSE, 1956
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    #9 CRUTCH, 1956