Jean Prouvé was born inParis, France, the second of seven children of the artist Victor Prouvé and the pianist Marie Duhamel. He was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. He is also designated as “constructor”. His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in architectural design, industrial design, structural design and furniture.
He died in Nancy, 1984.