March 16, 2015

Dutch and Swiss designers revamp 1940s furniture

Filed under: Design by Orangemaster @ 3:21 pm


Dutch denim company G-Star RAW and Swiss furnishings company Vitra plan to use and update furniture and lighting created in the 1940s by French designer Jean Prouvé. The 10 furniture pieces of the collection, including chairs, desks and tables, were initially developed for G-Star RAW’s new OMA-designed headquarters in Amsterdam, which opened last year.

“We ergonomically changed it so that it is set up for 21st century modern interiors – we’re all a bit taller, so we had to extend things and make it for modern human beings,” explains Shubhankar Ray, global brand director for G-Star RAW.

Jean Prouvé as a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer who was the first designer to demonstrate a lightweight prefabricated metal building system.

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