Sunday, 13 April 2008


Known as one of the most important figures in french design history, Jean Prouvé and his work were the theme for an amazing exhibition that ended today in London.
Showcasing one of the three Maison Tropicale prototypes (designed in the fifties to address the shortage of housing in the french colonies of West Africa) in the grounds of Tate Modern, the presentation also included the "Jean Prouvé - The Poetics of the Technical Object" exhibition from Vitra Design Museum, in which the work of Prouvé as a designer, engineer and problem solver was shown in a truly inspiring way. Besides his most reknowned designs such as the Standard chair or the Trapèze table, the Design Museum in London also showcased the remainings of a prefabricated barrack for World War II refugees, school furniture and a vast array of photographs and drawings.
( Written and Photographed by Álvaro )

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