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Table Flavigny

Jean Prouvé, 1945


During the years of the Second World War, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé planned and executed a number of interior design projects for the Solvay chemical company. Table Flavigny, originally conceived as a meeting table, is one of these designs. The first units ended up being used in the Flavigny Sanatorium, which gave the table its name.

The aesthetic charm of Table Flavigny, which is now being reintroduced by Vitra as an elegant dining table, lies in the contrast between the domestic character of the solid wood top and the strictly functional design of the base. Typical of Prouvé's work, the base features four tapered legs positioned at a 45° angle on the outermost corners of the table top. This adds stability to the steel frame construction while also providing users with maximum legroom.

Table Flavigny is available in the standard dimensions of 240 x 90 cm with solid wood table tops in natural oak, dark smoked oak or American walnut with an oiled finish. Other dimensions can be easily produced upon request. The base has a smooth powder-coated finish in deep black, with leg tips made of robust, polished aluminium to protect against dirt and scuffing. The glides can be adjusted within a range of 10 mm to accommodate uneven floors.

Material description
  • Table top: solid wood with oiled finish; natural or smoked oak (Western Europe, Poland) or American walnut (USA).
  • Base: powder-coated metal (smooth). Feet in polished aluminium with glides to accommodate uneven floors (10 mm).
This product was designed by
Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.
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