Prouvé show opens in London

An exhibition exploring the work of French designer Jean Prouvé opens at the Design Museum tomorrow (7 December).

Prouvé, who died in 1984, began his career as a blacksmith before founding a metal components factory in the 1930s, where he produced bicycles for the French resistance. He was a prolific furniture designer before becoming increasingly involved in architecture.

Fifty examples of his furniture designs will be displayed alongside full-scale architectural structures, models, drawings, photographs and film.

Independent exhibition designer Michael Marriott redesigned the show for its visit to the Design Museum. Graphic Thought Facility created the graphics.

The exhibition originated at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, before touring to Japan and now the UK. It has been adapted to fit the smaller Design Museum space, ‘although all of the key pieces are included’, maintains a Design Museum spokeswoman.

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