Jean Prouvé designed the Guéridon table for the University of Paris, convincing with the constructive clearness. This wooden table proves that modern tables mustn’t always be made of steel and glass.
Prouvé varies his typical, architectural approach with natural materials on order to reach that impression. Originally made like this because of the lack of metal after the Second World War, the wooden construction of the Guéridon table also convinces after that period. This is how the French made the dining table in 1949, leaning on the eponymous couch table of 1944.
Jean Prouvé achieved in designing a modern table by means of combining the materials cleverly: A heavy table top rests on three legs made of massive oak wood. The legs are strong and noticeable, as well as some other designs of Prouvé. This offers visual resistant to the Guéridon dining table which is produced by Votra today, while the table also remains timeless and appears modern at the same time.
Also in blog entry: Vitra-Novelties of the Milan Furniture Fair 2013