The collection was designed after two years of research work involving G-Star, the Prouvé family and Vitra to give a contemporary look to a number of well-known designs by Jean Prouvé, and at the same time to rediscover some of the artist’s lesser-known projects.
Jean Prouvé was born in 1901 in Paris, and after working as an ironmonger and an engineer he opened an industrial furniture production plant. His approach to design reflects his background, and his objects are inspired by needs, by their function, by the essence of materials, construction and production, rather than by form, though they have a poetic aura of their own.
by Agnese Bifulco
Title: Prouvé RAW
Dates: June 16 – July 31 2011
Location: Fire Station, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein - Germany
Illustrations: courtesy of Vitra, G-Star/ Jorma Muijtjens © Vitra