Maison Prouvé

Built during the summer of 1954, Maison Prouvé is a perfect example of Jean Prouvé's genius and construction concepts: simple design, light materials and quick assembly. Located in Nancy, the house expresses the French engineer, architect and designer's attraction for innovation, but also for creating affordable and easy-to-build solutions. Having points in common with the prefabricated houses he developed for refugees from the Second World War, the house built for his family is extremely modern due to its simplicity, fluidity of the interior spaces and use of its characteristic perforated aluminum panels.

↑Jean Prouvé in front of his aluminum panels

Vitra has published some of Jean Prouvé's most iconic pieces over the last 20 years, such as the Cité armchair, the Fauteuil Direction Pivotant or the Compas Direction desk, pictured here inside Maison Prouvé.

↑ Exterior of the House

"The house was built at the same time as mine left his studio. My parents didn't have a lot of money, so he used materials that he had plenty of in his studio. He wanted a house made of metal, but he only got a few panels . The house had three bedrooms and a bathroom. My room was small, but I was very happy because it was the first time I had a room to myself", says Catherine Prouvé, daughter of Jean Prouvé and responsible for supervising the editions of your father's pieces.

↑ Compas Direction desk, Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Chair, Tabouret Solvay bench and Lampe de Bureau lamp