Press Release:
Vitra hosts Jean Prouvé’s retrospective at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

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Returning to Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 (19-21 May), Vitra will celebrate the life and works of architect Jean Prouvé with a retrospective of his life and works in its Clerkenwell showroom. This is to coincide with the UK launch of Vitra’s Prouvé RAW Office Edition, a second limited edition revival collection, originally designed by Jean Prouvé and developed in partnership with G-Star RAW.

Prouvé RAW Office Edition at Salone del Mobile 2015

Prouvé RAW Office Edition at Salone del Mobile 2015

Prouvé Office RAW Edition

Following the success in 2011 of the Prouvé RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a new series: the Prouvé Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.

In co-operation with the Prouvé family, Vitra has adapted the French designer’s furnishings to meet today’s office norms and needs, while teaming up with art directors at G-Star RAW to develop colours and details. Industrial shades of green, leather and upholstery fabrics pay tribute to the origins of these furnishings, while the furniture – made of steel and solid wood – bears witness to a bygone industrial age.

From office chairs to lamps and desks, the Prouvé Office Raw Edition includes ten different designs, all authenticated with a special edition label.

Prouvé RAW Office Edition - Bureau Présidence

Prouvé RAW Office Edition – Bureau Présidence

Prouvé Bistro at Vitra

To bring a little of France to Clerkenwell during the festival, Vitra is inviting visitors to come and enjoy a very special pop-up ‘Prouvé Bistro’ – a place to drop in, connect and enjoy a dedicated environment secluded from energetic festival activities, open daily from 9.30am to 5pm.

In addition, the ‘Prouvé Bistro’ will be offering freshly made food boxes and barista served coffee on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at 30-minute intervals. Sittings must be booked in advance (bookwhen.com/vitra-bistro) and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Prouvé RAW Office Edition - Fauteuil-Direction

Prouvé RAW Office Edition – Fauteuil-Direction

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