Prouvé, Jean

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Prouvé, Jean Gender: M
born on 8 April 1901 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°40' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°39 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°38'


French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in architectural design, industrial design, structural design and furniture design.

Man is on this world to create, not to copy or plagiarize, was the device of Jean Prouvé.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Start Business 1923 in Nancy (first workshop for lamps, chandeliers, hand rails)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1930 (helped establish the Union of Modern Artists)
  • Work : Start Business 1931 (opened the successful Ateliers Jean Prouvé)
  • Work : New Job 1944 (Mayor of Nancy)
  • Work : Start Business 1947 (built the Maxéville factory)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (acte 3106)


  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Erasmus prize, great prize for architecture Paris, Reynold prize)