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Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) Semi-metal Chair, Model No. 306, France circa 1952

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984)
‘Semi-Metal’ Chair, Model No. 306, designed circa 1952
manufactured by Atelier Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France

Plywood, painted steel

 H: 79 cm, W: 42 cm, D: 52 cm

Wear Consistent with age and use


Bibliographie :

Jean Prouvé, Complete Works Volume 3: 1944-1954, Sulzer, ppg. 208-212, Jean Prouvé, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, ppg. 266-269


The Semi-Metal Chair Model No. 306, also known as the “Semi-Metal Chair,” was designed by Jean Prouvé in 1930. Like many of Prouvé’s designs, this chair showcases his innovative use of materials and his commitment to functional yet aesthetically pleasing design.


The chair’s name “Semi-Metal” refers to its construction, which combines both metal and wood. The chair features a metal frame for the legs and backrest, while the seat and backrest are made of wood. This combination of materials allows for strength and stability while also providing a comfortable seating experience.


Prouvé’s Semi-Metal Chair Model No. 306 is recognized for its industrial and utilitarian aesthetic, reflecting Prouvé’s interest in combining mass production techniques with quality craftsmanship. Its clean lines and functional design make it a classic example of mid-century modern furniture.


As with other Prouvé designs, the Semi-Metal Chair Model No. 306 is highly regarded in the world of design and continues to be sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. It’s a testament to Prouvé’s lasting impact on the field of furniture design.

  • Creators: Jean Prouvé
  • Date of Manufacture: 1952
  • Place of Origin: France
  • Materials: Metal and playwood
  • Measurements: H: 79 cm, W: 42 cm, D: 52 cm
  • Condition: Good, wear consistent with age and use.
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