Designed by

Jean Prouvé (1901-84). Prouvé was one of the most highly regarded French designers of the last century, particularly from the 1930s to the 1950s. In the early 1920s, he met and worked for design iconoclasts Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Prouvé’s designs are typically metal furniture and prefabricated buildings in a modern industrial style, but his love of unadorned mass-produced materials was always tempered by a subtle handcrafted element rather than the austere Bauhaus doctrine.

The form

A solid timber bar stool in stained oak with a tubular metal ring as the footrest. It stands at a height of 775mm.

What makes it special

Designed in 1942, this simple and functional high stool features Prouvé’s signature triangular-shaped legs. This tapered form lightens the appearance without being too spindly. A hole in the solid oak seat makes the stool easy to move around. The result is a wonderful modernist interpretation of the traditional bar stool.

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