Jean Prouvé, 1949
The Guéridon table, which was produced by the designer and engineer Jean Prouvé for the University of Paris, is a convincing demonstration of clear structural principles. This wooden table is a variation of Prouvé's architecturally informed design vocabulary in a natural material, proving that modern tables do not have to be made out of steel and glass.
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; tubular steel crossbar with powder-coated finish (smooth) in deep black.
- Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.
This product was designed by
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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