Prouvé Dining Table
Jean Prouvé designed the Guéridon table for the University of Paris, which convinces above all through its constructive clarity. This wooden table proves that modern tables do not necessarily have to be made of steel and glass.
In order to achieve this impression, Prouvé varies his typical, architecturally shaped design language with natural materials. Originally born out of the metal shortage of the Second World War, the wooden construction of the Guéridon was convincing even after the war. This is how the Frenchman designed the dining table in 1949, which is based on the coffee table of the same name designed in 1944.
Jean Prouvé succeeded in creating a table that is still modern today by cleverly combining simple means: a heavy top rests on three legs made of solid oak. The table legs are strong and accentuated, as in some other designs by the Frenchman. This also gives the Guéridon dining table produced today by Vitra visual stability, while the clear appearance of the table makes it both timeless and modern.