Jean PROUVE (1901 - 1984) Two partitions... - Lot 115 - Rossini

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Jean PROUVE (1901 - 1984) Two partitions... - Lot 115 - Rossini
Jean PROUVE (1901 - 1984) Two partitions of a house of type "Metropole", circa 1949-1953, one in aluminum and the other in wood. Wood : Height 240 cm - Length 93 cm - Depth 7 cm Aluminum : Height 238 cm - Length 92,5 cm - Depth 7 cm Door completely repainted, small dents and traces of drips, deformation to one of the windows and the frame, small accident in the lower part on the hinge side. Provenance: piece made for one of the ten houses "Métropole" route des Gardes in Meudon. History: At the end of the Second World War, the Ministry of Reconstruction and Urban Planning commissioned the Ateliers Jean Prouvé to design a low-cost house that could be reproduced in series to create social housing. Although the project did not come to fruition, fourteen houses were finally installed on the Route des Gardes in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine) between 1949 and 1953, including ten "Métropole" type houses and four "Coque" type houses. These two partitions come from one of them. Bibliography: Patrick Sulzer, Jean Prouvé - Œuvre complète, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, Éditions Birkhäuser, 2005, similar model reproduced on p. 118 ; Laurence Allégret & Valérie Vaudou, Jean Prouvé et Paris, catalog of the eponymous exhibition from May to August 2001, Éditions du Pavillon de l'Arsenal - Picard Éditeur, pp. 170-177 for photographs showing the "Métropole" type houses installed in Meudon.
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