Collection: Jean Prouvé
Born 1901 Paris, France. Died 1984 Nancy, France. 1916–21 Apprenticed to two metal craftsmen in Paris, and studied at the École Supérieure, Nancy. 1923 Opened his own smithy in Nancy. 1923–26 First furniture made of thin sheet steel. 1929 Cofounder of Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM). 1930/31 Established the stock corporation Société des Ateliers Jean Prouvé. 1944 Became mayor of Nancy following the end of German occupation starting in 1947 opened Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, a metal and aluminum processing plant in Maxéville (near Nancy) which manufactured steel girder constructions 1957 The plant is acquired by Compagnie Industrielle de Matériel de Transport; professor at the CNAM in Paris; freelance architect in Paris. 1971 Headed the jury for the design of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Show more information
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