With “Jean Prouvé. The poetics of the technical object” the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein presents the first comprehensive and systematic touring exhibition on the work of French designer and architect Jean Prouvé (1901-1984). The exhibition was organised under the direction of the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with the Design Museum Akihabara, Tokyo and the Deutschen Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt Main.
Jean Prouvé. The poetics of the technical object / Vitra Design Museum (23 September 2006 – 28 January 2007). Impressions from the opening. Interviews with Catherine Prouvé, Alexander von Vegesack and Mathias Schwartz-Clauss coming soon.
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From the press release: “In conception, this first comprehensive and systematic touring exhibition on the furniture and architecture, which Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) created between 1924 to the mid 1970s, is very much in keeping with Prouvés own ideas. Thus, guest curators Prof. Bruno Reichlin and Franz Graf draw on the famous courses, which Prouvé held between 1957 to 1970 at the Paris CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers).
The most important original furniture pieces will be exhibited together with several original architectural elements (among them a reconstructed “Maison de Sinistrés”) as well as numerous architectural models, photographs and original sketches on architecture and furniture.
A comprehensive catalogue, edited by Catherine Dumont d’Ayot, has been published on the exhibition.”