1901-1984 (France) Jean Prouvé was born in Nancy, France. His father Victor Prouvé, belonged to an art collective which included the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle. Prouvé himself was first trained as a blacksmith before attending engineering school in Nancy. His great knowledge of metal became the foundation of his work and career. In 1923 he opened his first workshop in Nancy, this would soon became one out of many. "Never design anything that cannot be made."
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