prefabrication

Nothing to Prouvé


Born on today’s date in 1901, Jean Prouvé was among the most well-known French designers and architects of the mid-twentieth century. He was the son of Victor Prouvé, one of the founders of l’Ecole de Nancy—an Art Nouveau artist collective. This early exposure instilled in Prouvé the idea that art and industry were inherently linked, a concept he sought to express throughout his career.
Jean Prouvé, Victor Prouvé, L’Ecole de Nancy, Art Nouveau, Siegfried Odermatt, Museum für Gestaltung, Erasmus University, prefabrication, industrial materials, Architecture, Rosmarie Tissi, Dutch graphic design, graphic design, poster, offset lithography

Living Modern


In 1939, the pioneering industrial designer Donald Deskey, was asked to participate in the Contemporary Industrial Arts Exhibition to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in early 1940.  For his project, he designed a prefabricated weekend cabin, called “Sportshack,” depicted in this air-brush rendering.
Donald Deskey, Industrial Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Aklo glass, Libbey Owns Ford, prefabrication, New York World's Fair 1940