Jean Prouvé Grand Repos chair, Design 1928-1930, Production Tecta, 1980-1984

Grand Repos lounge chair designed by Jean Prouvé between 1928 and 1930. Manufactured by Tecta, Germany, 1980s. Adjustable lounge chair with steel frame, black leather-upholstered sprung seat and armrests, on castors. A hidden spring mechanism enables the seat position to be adjusted backwards simply by shifting bodyweight. Black metal-base. No longer in production.

The Grand Repos was first showcased during the UAM exhibition in 1930, before to furnish Jean Prouvé’s own house until the war. In 1980, Jean Prouvé slightly re-designed his Grand Repos chair for the German manufacturer Tecta. After his death in 1984, his heirs decided to stop the reedition. The Tecta reedition is thus quite rare and sought after by design collectors. In good condition with a beautiful patina.

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) designed the Grand Repos lounge chair between 1928 and 1930. An original is extremely rare, in fact there are only three of these chairs known to exist, the first is in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the second in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum and the third was sold at Artcurial.

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DesignerJean ProuvéManufacturerTectaModelGrand Repos lounge chairYear1980Materialmetal, leatherMeasurementsH 93 cm x W 63 cm x D 107 cmQuantity1Conditionvery good / wear consistent with age and use.PriceSOLD

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