The exhibition of Jean Prouvé?s furniture and architecture open at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin until September 8, 2013 includes items from the Paris collections of Laurence and Patrick Seguin. Jean Prouvé?s work was all based on the same design logic, for the architect applied the same principles to both furniture and buildings, holding that “there is no difference between constructing furniture or buildings”.
The exhibition includes a number of items from the Seguins? private collection now on exhibit for the first time, including prototypes such as the armchairs designed for the universities of Nancy and d’Antony in 1954, the furniture created for Africa and, on view before the public for the first time, Maison Metropole (8×12 metres). Assembled outside, on the Lingotto track, the home is an example of nomadic architecture. The design for this aluminium home won architect Jean Prouvé a prize in 1949 in a competition held by the Education Ministry for construction of a rural school.
Title: Una passione per Jean Prouvé. Dal Mobile alla Casa. La Collezione di Laurence e Patrick Seguin (A passion for Jean Prouvé. From Furniture to the Home: the Collection of Laurence and Patrick Seguin).
Dates: April 6 ? September 8 2013
Images: courtesy Galerie Patrick Seguin, photo by Nicolas Bergerot
Location: Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin – Italy.