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Jean Prouvé, 1954

The Antony chair by Jean Prouvé was designed in the early 1950s for the Cité Universitaire in Antony near Paris. With its dynamically curved wooden shell and characteristic metal base, this small armchair was one of the French designer's last furniture creations. Virgil Abloh pays tribute to the iconic design with an updated version in his installation TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE. He has transformed the armchair by giving it a plexiglass shell that reveals the supporting metal structure, which is further accentuated by a bright orange lacquer finish. This version is available until 16 June on the Vitra Campus and in Europe in the Vitra Online Shop in a numbered exhibition spin-off limited to 300 pieces.
Antony - Virgil Abloh Special_web_16-9
Antony - Virgil Abloh Special_web_16-9


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Material description
  • Seat shell: plexiglas.
  • Base: powder-coated metal.
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Virgil Abloh c/o Vitra
Vitra is presenting the installation TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE by Virgil Abloh in the Fire Station on the Vitra Campus on 12 June 2019. Here the American artist, architect and designer created a very personal 'residential biography' of a fictitious teenager from the year 2019, accompanying him into the year 2035. Abloh uses the two sections 'Past/Present' and 'Tomorrow' to focus on the interaction between people and their home environment as they move from adolescence to adulthood. How might the…
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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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