Jean Prouvé’s No. 150 Cabinet features two vertical, pressed metal sides with grooves into which racks are slotted. These sides extend by angle returns holding the plywood back. Designed to be demountable, the cabinet is also stackable. The doors of this particular model are made of French wood with metal parts painted in a bright red—the original condition. This piece is representative of Prouvè’s elegant and functional approach, which remains modern even today.
Prouvé (1901–1984) was a 20th-century pioneer in the innovative production of furniture and architecture. He contributed considerably to the reconstruction and urbanization of postwar France and left an indelible stamp on European material culture.
Bent sheet steel and wood
H. 99.5 x L. 200.5 x P. 45 cm