Prouvé It

10/17/2008

I am currently loving loving loving anything French Industrial. The perfect balance of form, functionality, and fashion was birthed, of course, by none other than Jean Prouvé.

Born in 1901, French Industrial furniture designer and architect, Jean Prouvé, is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement. He introduced the machine age and industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created.

Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his famous father, Victor Prouve, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Jean Prouvé himself was trained as a metal smith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prouvé It

10/17/2008

I am currently loving loving loving anything French Industrial. The perfect balance of form, functionality, and fashion was birthed, of course, by none other than Jean Prouvé.

Born in 1901, French Industrial furniture designer and architect, Jean Prouvé, is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement. He introduced the machine age and industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created.

Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his famous father, Victor Prouve, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Jean Prouvé himself was trained as a metal smith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. Read the rest of this entry »