Sneak Peek: Prouvé’s In-Fashion Furniture
You wouldn’t think that the designs of Jean Prouvé would ever need tweaking; his work has attained the status of classics. But when G-Star RAW, the Dutch fashion label, moved into new headquarters, it seemed a fitting time to update the classics to fit into a modern workplace. Vitra (who produces Prouvé’s designs) and G-Star RAW joined forces to launch the “Prouvé Raw Office Edition.”
The collection includes ten different designs, including office chairs, lamps, and desks. “My father would have appreciated the new energy that this cooperation brings to his designs,” says Catherine Prouvé on behalf of the designer’s family. “He always wanted things to look fresh and new. It’s wonderful to see how the collaboration between Vitra and G-Star RAW gives a new feeling to the collection, and that individual pieces are returning to the office – the place for which they were originally designed.”
The new collection is shown in a custom colour palette, inspired by the greens of classical industrial machinery. It also features necessary adaptations for a modern office: desks feature cable gutters, power fittings, and height-adjustable legs. The full collection will be available from G-Star and Vitra at the beginning of April 2015.
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