Designers Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand
Jean Prouvé (France, 1901-1984) was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer and a key influencer in mid-century French design. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved industrial design and furniture design. Prouvé consulted on many important architectural projects in Paris, including the Centre Pompidou. Prouvė designed and influenced many mid-century modern furniture pieces, a few of his well-known pieces include the Cité Lounge Chair, Standard Chair and Compass Leg Dining Chairs. Original furniture by Jean Prouvé can be purchased, and many new pieces based on his mid-century aesthetic are manufactured today.
“Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect” – Le Corbusier
Standard Chair Designed by Jean Prouvé on 1st Dibs
Prouvé Cite Lounge Chair by Vitra
Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) studied furniture design in Paris, exhibited at Exposition Internationale des Arts Decortifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, and worked with Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé. Initially known for her metal industrial furniture designs and architecture, Perriand’s aesthetic evolved over the course of her long career. Overcoming the prejudice against female designers, she proved her skills and collaborated on three of the most iconic chairs of the century: the sexy “B306” chaise with its swooping frame and hide upholstery, the chunky, steel-framed “Gran Confort” club chair, and the conversation chair. Perriand original and reproduced furniture designs in her evolving aesthetics are highly valued and collected.
LC4 Chaise Longue Designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret | Design Within Reach
LC3 Grand Confort Lounge Chair by Charlotte Perriand at Le Corbusier Studio | 1st Dibs
Mid-Century Modern Dealers
Today I’m opening my little black book and sharing with you three of our favorite dealers in the Belgium area that have industrial and mid-century design classics. To visit other dealers, warehouses and antique shows that specialize in industrial and mid-century design book an Antiques Diva Buying Tour,
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