The practical stool Tabouret Métallique (1936) by Jean Prouvé, which can also be used as a small side table, exhibits structural affinities with the later Trapèze table.
- Material: bent sheet steel, powder-coated finish. Plastic glides.
Jean Prouvé, 1936
Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.