Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé - Design London Monday, September 26, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    La Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France; Wolfgang
    Joop, Germany; Sotheby’s, Property from the Collection of Wolfgang Joop, New
    York, 12 December 2003, lot 326; Phillips de Pury & Company, Design, New York,
    17–December 2008, lot–116

  • Literature

    Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 152-53; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 Até Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, pl. 20; Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, p. 231; Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 260, cat. no. 1240.2; Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand-Un Art d'Habiter, Paris, 2005, front cover and pp. 368-79 for a discussion of this bookcase and interiors at the Maison du Mexique; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. III,1950-1954, Cologne, 2006, p. 493


Bibliothèque, from La Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris

c. 1952
Pine, painted ‘Diamond Point’ impressed aluminium, painted bent steel, walnut, stained wood.
161.3 x 184 x 32 cm (63 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 12 5/8 in)
Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £73,250


27 September 2011