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Jean Prouvé

Fauteuil léger no. 356, a.k.a. “Antony chair”

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Description/

This new “relaxation chair” was designed as part of major programs for furniture for student accommodations, and in particular for the Cité Universitaire in Antony, near Paris. Early in 1955, Jean Prouvé designed a “light easy chair” more economical than the Conférence no. 355 model, originally designed with this market in mind. Provisionally called the “seagull chair” – given the shape of its thermoformed beech-ply seat – this model was put into production by the Ateliers Jean Prouvé after they won the competition to furnish 150 rooms in the Cité Universitaire in Antony. This chair was as well suited to public use -offices, waiting rooms, restrooms, universities- as to the domestic context.

Although not typical of Prouvé design, the very innovative and elegant shape of this chair made it an icone. This piece presents a charming and elegant patina.


Jean Prouvé

Designer


  • Material/

    Metal, Wood

  • Dimension/

    70.0 x 84.0 x 50.0 cm (27.6 x 33.1 x 19.7 in)

  • Style/

    Mid-Century Modern

  • Heritage/

    France

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