FAUTEUIL DE SALON
Upholstered armchair with armrests
Shaped plate and curved tubular steel. Conical elements reveal mechanical forcesin action. The delicate line of the arm rest and chair leg also frames individual parts.Jean Prouvé’s furniture classics focus on their own construction and the clearlanguage of necessity that dictates their aesthetic principle. Prouvé was anenthusiastic teacher and engineer, architect, practical worker and visionaryproducer of his designs. His inventions made the Frenchman a pioneer in the massproduction of furniture and industrial construction of buildings. Both archaic anddiscreet, his furniture pieces are early prototypes of 1930s industrial design andexamples of a matter-of-fact construction type that forgoes any ornamentation.The Fauteuil de Salon from 1939 combines plain surfaces into a completearchitectural form with a comfortable seat and backrest. Rediscovered in thearchives of the French design engineer, the chair's colour was adapted for moderntastes in cooperation with Cathérine Prouvé and the Dutch fashion label, G-Star."For me, the Prouvé RAW Collection is a homage to my father", remarks CathérineProuvé. In harmonious grey and white, the attentive re-interpretation emphasises thechair's shapes, restorning the essence of Prouvé’s design.Following its first appearance in 1939, the Fauteuil de Salon is now entering massproduction.