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LOOKING TO THE FURNITURE OF FRENCH ARCHITECTS FOR PRACTICALITY: ‘JEAN PROUVÉ: THE HOUSE’

exhibition Kim Yeram May 24, 2021


An exhibition of the furniture designed by architect Jean Prouvé has been on show at Gallery L.993 since May 11. ‘Jean Prouvé: The House’ was curated to celebrate the Henry Beguelin flagship store opening in Apgujeong, Seoul. Prouvé was a member of The French Union of Modern Artists and is known as an architect who pursues a simple structural design. The exhibition hall features bookshelves, stools and tables, including the residential module 6 × 6 Demountable House (1944), which he designed in the 1940s and 1960s. The 6 × 6 Demountable House was a residential model designed to quickly rebuild those urban homes devastated in the Second World War, with wooden walls and floors between steel structures for ease of assembly and dismantlement. The Rare Demountable Semi-metal Chair (1952) is easy to store because all elements can be folded up, and the Rare Potence Lamp (1949) is designed to help users adjust the length and position of the light head. The exhibition also displayed the furniture of the architects with whom Prouvé interacted in the workshop. The wall-mounted cabinet Nuage Bookshelf (1955) by Charlotte Perriand, the office furniture series designed for the Chandigarh Project in India by Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier’s variable wardrobe and cabinet Coat Rack (1955) were also presented. The exhibition will be on show until June 11.

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Exhibition view of ‘Jean Prouvé: The House’ ©Kim Yeram

 


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