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Trapèze Dinner table - / By Jean Prouvé, 1954) - 223 x 72,5 cm - Vitra

Black

Designer : Jean Prouvé

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Product detail

  • Type : Dinner table
  • Colour : Black
  • Material : (Plastic material)
  • Dimensions : 223 x 72.5 cm x H 72 cm - Leg width: width 53 cm - Leg spacing: L 110 cm
  • Weight : 110 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - Model designed in 1950/1954 by Jean Prouvé (1901 - 1984) - Original piece made by Vitra (will always hold its value)
  • Country of Manufacture : Germany

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Treat yourself to an ORIGINAL iconic piece by Vitra. An original will always hold its value. It will stay with you for your whole life and will outlive you, being passed on to the next generation. A self-taught architect with a passion for industrialising buildings, Jean Prouvé (1901 - 1984) is now considered a leading architect and one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, on a par with Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. A pioneer, Prouvé played a major role in the development of mass production techniques in the European post-war modernist movement. Jean Prouvé developed a "constructive thought" based on a logic of series manufacturing and functionality to create an aesthetic that’s purified of all artifice. The designer has a wide portfolio of designs ranging from prefabricated homes to furniture for offices, classrooms and interiors. Jean Prouvé's creations have become icons of the post-war period and have spanned the whole century. Like the Antony chair, the Trapèze table was initially developed in 1954 for the refectory of the university campus in the city of Antony, near Paris. The Trapèze table is one of the last pieces of furniture created by French manufacturer Jean Prouvé. The trapezoidal shape of its twin steel sheet legs was the origin of the name and also gives the table its distinctive character. This unique shape for table legs has its origins in Jean Prouvé's passion for aeronautics. The solid character of the structure is underlined by the wide oblique edges of the top which emphasise the solid aspect of the construction.? The Trapèze table is typical of the modernist master's approach expressed in three traits: economy of means, the architectural structure and the harmonious aesthetic of symmetry. Developing the economy of materials and means is at the origin of the forms of Prouvé's constructions. Contrary to any academic thought, reinforced by the rejection of "aestheticism" as a factor of beauty, his constructive practice leads to a true industrial aesthetic, resulting from a constant dialectic between design and material. For the record, during an auction organised by Artcurial, a Trapèze table by Jean Prouvé was sold for 1 241 300 euros to a private North American collector. A record for a piece of furniture!

In detail:
  • Variation : Black

  • Brand : Vitra

  • Designer : Jean Prouvé

  • Type : Dinner table

  • Colour : Black

  • Material : Top : HPL (high-pressure laminate, black surface coating) - Base: folded sheet steel, black epoxy finish

  • Dimensions : 223 x 72.5 cm x H 72 cm - Leg width: width 53 cm - Leg spacing: L 110 cm
  • Weight : 110 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - Model designed in 1950/1954 by Jean Prouvé (1901 - 1984) - Original piece made by Vitra (will always hold its value)
  • Country of Manufacture : Germany

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