Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé

Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé
Kangaroo by Jean Prouve side

Kangaroo Chair by Jean Prouvé

This design of 1948 was sold at Quittenbaum for Euro 25,000 while estimated between Euro 25,000 and 35,000.

Jean Prouvé Rare demountable chair, model no. CB22, 1947

PHILLIPS - NY050312, Jean Prouvé, Rare demountable chair, model no. CB22 2014-04-24 22-49-39

Jean Prouvé Rare demountable chair, model no. CB22, 1947

Two of these chairs were sold for $56,250 each at a NYC auction of Phillips in December 2012.

Another one of 1948 is for sale at Phillips in London next week.

Update: Where it was sold for £50,000….as the £ is a bit higher than the $, I would say the prices are moving up.

Direction armchair by Jean Prouvé

Direction Armchair by Jean Prouvé

Direction armchair, model no. 352 by Jean Prouvé

Direction armchair, model no. 352 by Jean Prouvé, auctioned at Phillips de Pury & Company. Estimated between $25,000 – 35,000 and sold for $62,500 at June 15, 2012

Fauteuil de grand repos by Jean Prouve

Fauteuil de grand repos by Jean Prouve

Whenever I see a chair designed by Jean Prouve I think:”Hm, sturdy but not very elegant”, but this fauteuil de grand repos (or lounge chair) is an exception. It is made by the German Tecta company and has been sold at an auction of the Munich, Germany based, auction house Von Zezschwitz the Hammer Price was Euro 900,00 or $ 1,269.00 on April 15, 2011.