prouvé trapeze table

prouvé trapeze table

prouvé trapeze table

Design Jean Prouvé, 1954
Lacquered steel, black laminate top
Made in Germany by Vitra

"Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect" -Le Corbusier

It would be difficult to find another table in 20th century furniture design that matches the striking image of Trapeze. Its name refers to the distinctive shape of the table's paired legs. Together with the thick, obliquely canted edges of the tabletop, they give visual emphasis to the construction's stability. Trapeze works well as a dining table, and also as a conference or work table.

Technical description: Legs and central traverse made of black lacquered sheet steel. Tabletop with black laminate finish.

standard size: 87.75" d | 28.5" w | 28.25" h
large size: 127.25" d | 28.5" w | 28.25" h

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(Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery)

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) was a self-taught architect and designer who first apprenticed as a blacksmith and metalsmith. He grew up in Nancy, France surrounded by the ideals and energy of "l'École de Nancy," the art collective to which his father, Victor Prouvé, belonged. Its goals were to make art readily accessible, to forge links between art and industry, as well as between art and social consciousness. It would have a powerful influence on him. His designs reveal knowledge of the materials at hand, a commitment to collaboration between artists and craftsmen, and an attention to evolving technical developments. In 1947 he built the Maxéville factory where he produced furniture and undertook extensive architectural research on the uses of aluminum. Though he used sheet metal extensively, he rejected the use of steel tubing which was popular with the concurrent Bauhaus movement.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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