As if it’s in the air I recently stumbled upon the news that Dutch jeans brand G Star and Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra joined hands in launching an authorized reedition of Prouvé’s Chaise Directeur. I learned to appreciate the work of Jean Prouvé some years ago while being an interior designer. This metalsmith-engineer-designer-maker, who even made it into mayor of Nancy, was one of the enigmatic forefathers of the Modernist movement and of design as we know it today.(Photo:MoMa)
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