Fondation Luma

  • Fondation Luma

  • La Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers, entrée au 45 chemin des Minimes
    13200 Arles
    T.+33 (0)4 90 47 76 17

    Open everyday from 10am to 7.30pm

  • Exhibition

  • Name Anat (Slider 2 blocs, image right)

    • Jean Prouvé: Architecture 1939-1969

      20 Oct. 2017 > spring 2018

      The LUMA Foundation, together with Paris-based Galerie Patrick Seguin, is pleased to announce a major exhibition project devoted to Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), the innovative twentieth-century producer of furniture, design, and architecture. Comprising twelve prefabricated buildings created between 1939 and 1969, this exhibition represents the largest number of Prouvé’s portable construction systems ever assembled in a single location.

      Following the installation of four houses within the Parc des Ateliers since May, the full exhibition opens October 20, 2017 and runs through spring 2018. That the structures are installed within and around la Grande Halle—an exhibition venue located at Parc des Ateliers wrought from a nineteenth-century foundry—is a fitting tribute to Prouvé’s training as an artisan metalworker.

      Prouvé regarded today as one of the most enduring and important figures of twentieth-century design, approached the construction of furniture in the same way he constructed a house. In order to describe this balance of material integrity, innovative and economical construction, and elemental design, Le Corbusier designated Prouvé a constructeur. At once an architect and an engineer, the term encompasses the singularity of Prouvé’s elegant constructions as well as his vital social function, manufacturing “brilliant solutions” for the modern era’s most urgent needs.

      Crédits photo : Manuel Bougot

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