Proving that modernist tables need not be glass and metal to have functional and aesthetic impact, the Gueridon Table translates Prouvé's highly architectural visual language into a warmer material palette. A three-legged solid oak base is constructed for maximum stability, with each leg cut on the diagonal and slanting outward for equal weight distribution and balance. Steel bracing takes the brunt of any torsional stresses applied to the table and firmly secures the base. The durable laminate tabletop is a smooth, low-maintenance surface for working or dining, and comfortably accommodates four people. A band of oak runs the perimeter of the tabletop for a unified profile. Originally designed for the University of Paris, it is an appropriate choice for a caf;, restaurant or residential setting. Reproduced to exacting standards by Vitra. Made in Germany.
Solid oak legs; black lacquered metal rod connector; white laminate tabletop with oak edge.
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Jean Prouvé Paris (1901-1984)
As the critical reassessment of 20th century design continues, no greater rediscovery has been made than the work of French engineer/designer Jean Prouvé. "Never design anything that cannot be made," Prouvé once said. He betrayed his training as an engineer with a practical body of work ranging from letter openers and doorknobs to furniture and buildings.
Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his father, Victor Prouvé, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Gallé and Louis Majorelle as a ceramicist. Prouvé himself was trained as a metalsmith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. Read more >