Jean Prouvé

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.

  • Jean Prouvé Ferembal house, 1948
    #1 Ferembal house, 1948
  • Jean Prouvé 6x6 demountable house, 1944
    #2 6x6 Demountable house, 1944
  • Jean Prouvé 6x9 demountable house, 1944
    #3 6x9 Demountable house, 1944
  • Jean Prouvé 8x8 demountable house, 1945
    #4 8x8 Demountable house, 1945
  • Jean Prouvé Total filling station, 1969
    #5 Total filling station, 1969
  • Jean Prouvé and Pierre Jeanneret F 8x8 house BCC type, 1942
    #6 F 8x8 house BCC type, 1942
    (Jean Prouvé & Pierre Jeanneret)
  • Jean Prouvé Metropole aluminum house, ca.1949
    #7 Metropole aluminum house, 1949
  • Jean Prouvé Les Jours Meilleurs house, 1956
    #8 “Les Jours Meilleurs” house, 1956
  • Jean Prouvé Crutch, 1956
    #9 Crutch, 1956