Jean Prouvé

France  • 1901  - 1984

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Jean Prouvé was a French self-taught architect and designer (Paris, 1901 - Nancy, 1984).

Jean Prouvé was trained as a metal worker in 1916. He opened a workshop in Nancy in 1924 and had his first commission in 1926. In 1931 he opened a furniture design and architecture firm. After the war, he moved his workshop in the suburbs as he needed more space.

In 1950 he accepted a commission from the Ministery of Reconstruction for industrial housing in Meudon. His business didn't make much profit and he was evicted from the workshop space in 1953. He started a new business in 1954 with Michel Bataille afterreceiving a commission for the studend residence Jean Zay.

Contracted by the CMIT's Construction department, he does research and produces a light façade. He left the CMIT in 1966 and opened a new firm. He was chairman of the Applied Arts at the Conservatoire de Paris between 1957 and 1970. He experimented and inovated in the field of design throughout his career.
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Jean Prouvé was a French self-taught architect and designer (Paris, 1901 - Nancy, 1984).Jean Prouvé was trained as a metal worker in 1916. He opened a workshop in Nancy in 1924 and had his first commission in 1926. In 1931 he opened a furniture design and architecture firm. After the war, he moved his workshop in the suburbs as he needed more space.In 1950 he accepted a commission from the Ministery of Reconstruction for industrial housing in Meudon. His business didn't make much profit and he was evicted from the workshop space in 1953. He started a new business in 1954 with Michel Bataille afterreceiving a commission for the studend residence Jean Zay.Contracted by the CMIT's Construction department, he does research and produces a light façade. He left the CMIT in 1966 and opened a new firm. He was chairman of the Applied Arts at the Conservatoire de Paris between 1957 and 1970. He experimented and inovated in the field of design throughout his career.

When was Jean Prouvé born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1901