The Vitra Trapèze Table designed by Jean Prouvé has a solid, sturdy form and is made with folded sheet metal legs and a laminate table top.
The Trapèze Table was originally designed for the Cité Universitaire at Antony near Paris. Its name references the table's two uniquely eye-catching shaped legs which are made of sheet steel. The tabletop's broad edges bevel outwards, giving it a unique appearance, a very unusual and collectable design. Equally perfect for the home as a beautiful dining table or in the office as a desk or conference table.
Material: Folded sheet steel base, laminate (HPL) table top
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.