While at Design Miami we came across this impressive installation of the iconic Maison Démontable 8×8 by Jean Prouve. Jean Prouve, a twentieth- century pioneer in the innovative production of furniture and architecture, has left his mark all over the industrial design world and his work remains in the highest demand today.
The 8×8 Demountable House , presented by Galerie Patrick Seguin, is one of only two surviving examples of the house, which Prouvé developed to help France house its population after the destruction of World War II. It is available for sale through the gallery for $2.5 Million.
Jean Prouvé embodies in a singularly harmonious way the ‘constructor’ not yet accepted by law but demanded by the era we live in.
I mean by this that Jean Prouvé is, inseparably, architect and engineer. Or rather, architect and constructor for everything he sets his hand to and designs immediately takes on elegant plastic form, offering brilliant solutions with regard to strength and manufacture.