Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Desk Jockey

Jean Prouvé
Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, 2007

Architect and designer Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) created some wonderfully spare and elegant furniture for industrial clients and municipal commissions in his native France during the middle decades of the last century, a time when égalité and the aesthetics of the visual environment were still respected concepts. Particular favourites are his educational furniture for schools and colleges.
Prove it: dapper neckwear

Also of interest is this design for an open-worked steel panel (1946-52) used in Prouvé's and other architects' building designs. Possible inspiration for the interior of the TARDIS?

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