Jean Prouvé, 1901-1984

Display cases from the Natural History museum of Nancy, 1932-1933.
Emile and Jacques André, architects.

Freestanding demountable metal frames, assembled by screws, made using angle bars, T-irons, flat irons and folded sheet steel.
Ceilings in folded sheet steel. Doors and partitions in glass.
Hook system for adjusting height of modular consoles made of T-irons, which carry the glass shelves.
Floors and facing of external bases in varnished mahogany plywood.

Central display bloc: 250 x 389 x 188 cm.

Wall display case: 250 x 200 x 95 cm.

High wall display case:282 x 120 x 50 cm.

Jacques et Michel André, architecture Nancy, 1933-1936, Ed. D’art Batimond, Strasbourg, s.d.
L’oeuvre de J. et M. André à Nancy, A. Laprade, Architecture, 1937, pp.157-166.
Le musée de Zoologie, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui n°10, Dec.- Jan. 1935.
Le musée de Zoologie, La Construction Moderne n°7, 1934.
Jean Prouvé en Lorraine, Catherine Coley, Ed. AMAL – Nancy et Presse Universitaire de Nancy, Nancy, 1990, p.46.
Jean Prouvé Oeuvre complète, vol.1 : 1917-1933, Peter Sulzer, Ed. Axel Menges, Bonn, 1995, pp.198-201.


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