Design Jean Prouvé, 1950 Lacquered steel, oak top Made in Germany by Vitra
"Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect" -Le Corbusier
Even the details of this table are determined by its construction. With every detail governed by its construction, the table follows the aesthetics of necessity. The elegance of "EM" can be attributed to the slight slant of the legs illustrating the force vectors and static connections in a way that is otherwise only familiar in the context of civil engineering works. Prouvé 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" table is especially suitable within the domestic context as a dining or work table.
Construction notes: Diagonally positioned legs, traverse brace. Base available in black or cream. Tabletop available in natural or dark oak veneer.
medium: 78.75" L | 35.5" w | 28.25" h large: 98.5" L | 35.5" w | 28.25" h