Mark Wigley tell us about Jean Prouvé

The Architect for Better Days

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Mark Wigley
Participant(s)  Matthieu Humery
Music by  Victor & Simon

A presentation of the exhibition JEAN PROUVÉ: Architect for Better Days by Prof. Mark Wigley – architect, critic, theorist and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

JEAN PROUVÉ: Architect for Better Days (organised as part of the LUMA Foundation’s guest program, together with Paris-based Galerie Patrick Seguin) is devoted to the innovative 20th century French designer of furniture and architecture. Comprising 12 prefabricated buildings, it aims to revisit the functional side of his architecture, a focus that is as timely and relevant as ever in light of today’s housing and migratory crisis.

Jean Prouvé (1901–1984), regarded today as one of the most enduring and important figures of 20th century design, approached the construction of furniture in the same way he constructed a house.

The exhibition is accompanied by a survey publication featuring essays by Prof. Mark Wigley and Philippe Trétiack.

 

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