Steel, aluminum, wood and plastic
Overall: 78 x 59 x 52 cm (30 11/16 x 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Fund, gift of the Foster Family Foundation and the Trideca Society in honor of Henry Hawley 2003.93
Jean Prouvé, one of the most important and innovative 20th-century French designers, was designing and producing chairs in the "moderne" taste by the 1920s. Although he became an architect, furniture design always played a significant role in his work. During the late 1930s and 40s, Prouvé’s style matured with his furniture showing innovative uses of sheet and tubular metal. His Compass chair and matching desk-an example of which is already in the museum collection-are among his most famous designs and date from around 1950.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.