Compas Direction
Vitra

Price: from € 2.260

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Compas Direction
Vitra

Price: from € 2.260

pijldownleft

The slender, elegantly splayed metal legs of the Compas Direction desk by Jean Prouvé call to mind the hinged arms of a compass – ‘le compas’ in French.

Jean Prouvé

Designer Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1901 – 1984) was a French self-taught architect, furniture and industrial designer.

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He applied production technology in architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. He 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, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.

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Jean Prouvé

Designer Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1901 – 1984) was a French self-taught architect, furniture and industrial designer.

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He applied production technology in architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. He 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, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.

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