Like many of his other designs from the same period, Jean Prouvé’s demountable Low Guéridon Bas Table kept metal to a minimum, limiting it to a triangular bent steel armature. The armature’s three sections grip three slotted and notched solid wood legs, held in place by threaded rods and blind nuts. The idea of this frame was that “the top should not influence the construction, so it could be available in wood, marble, or glass.” This particular Low Guéridon has an excellent provenance and is in fabulous condition. Prouvé himself used a similar one in his house in Nancy.
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.
Oak and sheet steel
H 35 x Diameter 80 cm (plateau)