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Jean Prouvé Travelling Exhibition

Jean Prouvé Travelling Exhibition:
Jean Prouvé : The Poetics of Technical Objects

This is the first comprehensive and systematic travelling exhibition of furniture and architecture which Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) developed and produced from 1924 until the mid 1970's. Its curatorial concept, developed by guest-curator Prof. Bruno Reichlin, is structured along Prouvé's own ideas, explained in the famous courses he gave at the Paris CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) between 1957 and 1970.

The exhibition contains approximately 50 original pieces of furniture, 10 original architectural units (including a complete "Maison de Sinistrés") and numerous architectural models as well as photographs and reproductions of Prouvé's architecture- and furniture-related drawings.

While most of the objects belong to the Vitra Design Museum's own collection, important loans stem from the Paris art dealers Philippe Jousse and Patrick Seguin, the Archives Départementales de Meurthe et Moselle in Nancy and the Prouvé family.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the prestigious Keio University of Tokyo.

Exhibition Tour

* 23.09.2006 - 25.03.2007, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
* 12.05.2006 - 23.07.2006, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
* 04.11.2005 - 22.01.2006, Toyota Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya
* 06.09.2005 - 23.10.2005, Rensei Junior High School, Tokyo
* 06.08.2005 - 24.08.2005, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai
* 30.04.2004 - 16.01.2005, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, Kamak

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