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We love… Prouvé RAW furniture classics

Prouvé RAW is the collaboration between luxury denim aficionados G-Star and Swiss furniture specialists Vitra, inspired by iconic French designer Jean Prouvé.

In a two year project creative teams from both sides have taken lesser known original drawings and re-created them for a contemporary look, using modern colors, details and fabrics, in keeping with the infamous modernist Prouvé aesthetic.

A small team of 20 were involved in the project’s initial inception, including the granddaughter of Jean, Catherine Prouvé.

Seventeen pieces make up the collection in total, comprising chairs, a chaise lounge, light fixtures and wall mountings; all timeless classics, fitting of G-Star’s luxury design DNA and Vitra’s functional design manufacturing.

Presented at Art Basel last June, the designs are currently on display until the end of July at Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station in Weil, Germany.

It’s interesting to see furniture classics such as these re-interpreted for contemporary living, and affirms the genius and versatility of Prouvé’s modern designs.  For those who want to buy into a little piece of Prouvé, selected pieces will also be available for purchase on the Vitra website in the coming months. – Samantha Fox

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