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PROUVE | Nils Peters | Taschen | 9783836543811

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PROUVE

Author:Nils Peters

Publisher:TASCHEN

ISBN: 978-3-8365-4381-1

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 96 Pages
  • Aug 15, 2017

French-born Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) was the 20th century’s leading construction designer, a self-declared “constructeur” and member of the jury who oversaw the design of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. As a designer, he captured the midcentury spirit of innovation, expansion, and growth, developing techniques that united simple, striking aesthetics with practical, cost-effective materials and assembly.


From vast, temporary exhibition marquees to handheld letter openers, modular building systems to interior lighting, Prouvé’s designs efficiently fitted their function with minimal fuss and understated elegance. Feted by designers, architects, and engineers the world over, Prouvé has left a rich and inspirational legacy, which resonates perfectly with the approach of this compact volume, neatly summarizing his life and works.

French-born Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) was the 20th century’s leading construction designer, a self-declared “constructeur” and member of the jury who oversaw the design of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. As a designer, he captured the midcentury spirit of innovation, expansion, and growth, developing techniques that united simple, striking aesthetics with practical, cost-effective materials and assembly.


From vast, temporary exhibition marquees to handheld letter openers, modular building systems to interior lighting, Prouvé’s designs efficiently fitted their function with minimal fuss and understated elegance. Feted by designers, architects, and engineers the world over, Prouvé has left a rich and inspirational legacy, which resonates perfectly with the approach of this compact volume, neatly summarizing his life and works.

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