Since its opening in 1989 Galerie Patrick Seguin has been building a collection of Jean Prouvé demountable houses that is today the largest in the world. With 19 of these structures ranging from 172 to 2054 sq. ft., the gallery has worked strenuously to promote Jean Prouvé’s architecture through numerous exhibitions and fairs throughout the world, including at the MoMa in New York, DesignMiamiBasel/, the Venice Biennale, and the Pinacoteca Govanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin.
Accompanying its exhibitions, Galerie Patrick Seguin has also developed an editorial line of comprehensive publications and is currently releasing a set of 5 monographs dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s demountable architecture, illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs.
These 5 volumes are the first of 15 that will be released in 3 separate boxed sets over the course of 2015 and 2016.
Ferembal Demountable House – The Ateliers Jean Prouvé built the structure housing the Ferembal offices in Nancy in 1948. Only a few of prototypes were ever made. Rescued from the demolition of the Ferembal site in 1983, this striking example is another eloquent illustration of the approach’s technical and functional virtues as well as its adaptability.
At the request of the Galerie Patrick Seguin, in 2010, architect Jean Nouvel undertook a thoroughgoing «adaptation» of the Prouvé building, demonstrating the enduring relevance of the method.
Publisher : Edition Galerie Patrick Seguin, 2014
Language : French-English
Number of pages : 80 pages
ISBN : 978-2-909187-10-5
EAN : 9782909187105
Distribution : Interart - Dap - Idea Books