Tabouret No. 307 in dark stained oak with tubular steel legs, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1951. Marked with Vitra label.
Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) was a French architect, designer, and builder, renowned for his innovative use of industrial materials and methods. He played a key role in the development of modern architecture and design, particularly during the post-World War II era.
Prouvé’s work was marked by a commitment to efficiency, functionality, and simplicity. He believed that architecture and design should serve the needs of society and be accessible to all, not just the wealthy elite. To that end, he pioneered the use of prefabrication and modular construction techniques, which allowed for faster and cheaper building.
Prouvé’s designs encompassed everything from furniture and lighting to buildings and bridges. His work is characterized by its clean lines, geometric shapes, and use of materials like steel, aluminum, and glass.
Today, Prouvé’s legacy lives on through his iconic designs, which continue to inspire architects, designers, and builders around the world.