Jean Prouvé designed his EM table in 1950. The dining table is embossed by its construction, which combines industrial architecture with formal aesthetics.
Prouvé developed the EM Table for the prefabricated house project “Maison Tropique” already in the beginning of the 50s. The table, embossed by its construction until the smallest details, follows aesthetics of necessity. It illustrates the creative process and the static connection on a way we only know from engineer’s constructions.
The diagonally placed, butted feet offer a constructive dynamism and strength to the EM Table. A traverse of round-tube connects the feet in order to reach some stability. The oak wood veneered table top contrasts the metal and makes the table look more weightless, The EM Table is produced by Vitra today and it is a sensual appearance for the Jean Prouvé design philosophy, which loves from the connection of architecture, technique and handicraft.
Since the EM Table consists of the same material and form of the Standard chairs of Prouvé, the furniture pieces by the French constructor are perfectly combinable.Also in our blog:
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