Galerie Patrick Seguin presents a monographic publication in a two-volume boxed set on the work and life of designer Jean Prouvé
Today, the oeuvre of French architect and designer Jean Prouvé is considered essential to the history of twentieth century design. Prouvé’s furniture designs were determined by the interior spaces the pieces would inhabit and were developed in tandem with Modernist principles of the ‘art of living’ and ‘harmonious habitat’ that were so characteristic of the time. This comprehensive volume was put together by Paris’ Galerie Patrick Seguin, and is a new and enriched version of the original monograph, published in 2007 to fill a hole in the previously existing scholarship, most of which focused on Prouvé’s architecture.
It includes a collection of interviews with collectors and design professionals, a detailed biography of Prouvé by his daughter, Catherine Prouvé, and essays by design historian Raymond Guidot and architecture historian Catherine Coley. Despite its similar format, this new monograph is more extensive (750 pages) and has newly designed graphics, as well as a new cover. This two-volume boxed set is entirely published by Galerie Patrick Seguin, who has also published a series of monographic books that accompany the exhibitions.