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-Base Black - Table Top: Solid Natural Oak, Oiled
Design Jean Prouvé, 1953
Powder-coated molded sheet steel, solid wood
Made in Germany by Vitra
Jean Prouvé developed the Compas table in various models around 1950, applying the construction principles that he is known for. All share elegantly splayed, narrow legs in metal, a formal reminder of a compass - in French, "le compas".
Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), architect, engineer and designer, was endeavored for using highly-developed technologies for metal processing to achieve innovative constructions and forms in his design and architecture work. He played a decisive part in developing construction techniques using light-weight prefabricated parts in architecture, making use, among other things, of insights from the airplane and automotive industry. In his Ateliers Jean Prouvé, the company he founded in 1947, he started not only producing light-weight components but also his own design drafts.
The oiled solid wood table tops & powder-coated (smooth) molded sheet steel frame in 5 colors give Compas Direction an individual touch. With its compact dimensions, the table is ideal for the contemporary, largely paperless, home office, where it cuts a fine figure.
Dimensions: 49.25" w | 23.5" d | 28.75" h