Jean Prouvé - Daybed "Scal No. 450" - 1955
Structure in black lacquered folded sheet steel resting on cylindrical feet with an oak washer.
Mattress and back cushion covered with beige cotton canvas.
Edition of the Jean Prouvé Workshops, distributed by the Steph Simon Gallery. Circa 1955 (Wear, lacquer leaps, stripes)
High. 38 cm - Length 190 cm - Width 80 cm
Bibliography: "Jean Prouvé", Patrick Seguin Gallery, 2017, Vol. 2, model with tablet reproduces pp. 366-367
Bio in English
Jean Prouvé believed in design as a vehicle for improvement. His manufactory The Jean Prouvé Workshops, located in Nancy, France, produced furniture for schools, factories and municipal projects, both within France and in the United Kingdom. Designed for the masses, pieces such as his "Stem" lamps and "Standard" chairs are among the most iconic fixtures in sophisticated, high-design interiors today. Collectors connect with his utilitarian, austere designs that stripes down to the bare minimum without compromising on proportion or style.
Prouvé grew up in Nancy, France, the son of Victor Prouvé, an artist and co-founder of the Nancy School, and Marie Duhamel, pianist. He apprenticed to master blacksmiths in Paris and opened a small wrought iron forge in Nancy. However, it has been developed in the past, and has often been adapted to other types of lighting, such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.