At the beginning of the 1950s Prouvé designed the EM (EM = Entretroise Metallique) Table for the “Maison Tropique” project. With every single detail governed by its construction, the table follows the aesthetics of necessity.
The base of the table is made of powder-coated moulded sheet steel with a High Pressure Laminate top. The EM Table HPL is available in a choice of various sizes and several top and base colours. Vitra EM Table is also available with a Solid Wood Top and is now also available with wooden legs - Vitra Table Solvay.
Material: High-pressure laminate surface and edge, bent sheet steel and tubular steel - powder-coated (textured)
Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, this success enabled him to open his own factory in 1947. He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of his iconic and timeless designs.