STIN.com's faultless reproduction of Jean Prouvé's 1949 masterpiece, the Rectangular Guéridon Table, sits 73cm off the ground, making it the perfect addition to a stylish minimalist dining area, while still making it practical for family meals and get-togethers. Measuring at 120cm square, it can fit four diners around it with ease, while a natural wood finish ensures that there is a Gueridon to match any set of chairs. Its eye-catching honed wooden legs add a touch of architectural finesse which is unmistakably Prouvé.
Jean Prouvé was one of the true mavericks of 20th Century design in Europe; always looking to innovate, adapt and produce shapes and combinations that nobody had ever seen before. First produced for the University of Paris, the Guéridon table was the result of just such an experiment, as Prouvé sought to prove that modern furniture did not need to be dominated by metal and glass. His use of shaped wood and eye-catching honed legs, showed that an understanding of architectural forms and principles could produce items that were truly beautiful.
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.
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