Jean Prouvé, 1944
The round Guéridon Bas coffee table bears the distinctive signature of French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé. Available in different types of wood, the unassuming table lends itself to a wide range ...
Table top and legs
- Table top: solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut.
- Base: legs matched to table top, solid wood with oiled finish in natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut; connecting element: bent sheet metal, powder-coated in deep black (smooth finish).
- Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.
In the early 1940s, Jean Prouvé began to work more extensively with wood. The Guéridon Bas table has a heavy top in solid oak or American walnut resting on three legs in the same wood. These elements are joined together by a robust construction made out of bent sheet metal. Guéridon Bas is also available in dark smoked oak, harking back to an original version crafted in tropical wood and known as ...
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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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