This practical stool - Tabouret Métallique designed in 1936 by Jean Prouve, never actually went into production, but is now being manufactured by Vitra for the first time. It is perfect for use as a small side table or stool.
Jean Prouve designed Tabouret Metallique along with two other proposed models in metal in 1936 for the Maison d‘education surveillee de Saint-Maurice. Made of bent sheet metal it exhibits a very structural and robust design which complements the full range of re-issues from Jean Prouve for 2022.
Material:Steel with a powder-coated finish, plastic glides.
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.