Jean Prouve: EM Table
Vitra, imported from Germany.
Vitra Jean Prouvé EM Dining Table. New official authorized version by the Prouve estate, produced
by Vitra germany. Designed in 1949/50 by Jean Prouve.
The elegance of "EM" can be attributed to the slight
slant of the legs. Prouve developed it for the
"Maison Tropique", a project for prefabricated housing,
at the beginning of the fifties as a variation of an earlier design.
The "EM" (Entretroise Metallique) table is especially suitable within the domestic context as a dining or home office table. The larger table can also be used as a conference table.
The designer and engineer Jean Prouvé developed the EM Table around 1950 for the project 'Maison Tropicale'. Adhering to the aesthetics of necessity, even the details of this table are determined by its construction. The canted legs are connected by a crossbar, illustrating the structural forces and flow of stresses in a way that is typically seen only in engineering structures.
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21203300: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 70 3/4" L
21203400: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 78 3/4" L
21203500: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 86 1/2" L
21203600: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 94 1/2" L
21203700: 29 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 102 1/4" L
Available Table Tops:
Natural solid oak, oiled.
Oak core smoked, solid wood oiled.
American walnut solid wood, oiled.
Jean Prouve (1901-1984): French Industrial- and Furniture Designer and Architect. Jean Prouve is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement, Jean Prouve introduced the machine age and industrial engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel, aluminum and architecture he created. He then continued her experiments with different materials.
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