Dimensions

Height 72 cm
Base depth 53 cm
Base width 110 cm
Tabletop depth 72.5 cm
Tabletop width 223 cm

Materials

Base and crossbeam finish Black powder - coated
Base and crossbeam material Bent sheet steel
Tabletop finish Black HPL
Tabletop material High - pressure laminate

Specification

Year of design 1950 / 1954

Jean Prouvé originally designed the Trapèze table for the Cité Universitaire in Antony near Paris.

The trapezoidal shape of the sheet steel legs provided inspiration for the name and also gives the table its distinctive character. The sturdy Trapèze table is available in two different sizes.


Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.

He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. ProuvĂ©'s work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods. In close cooperation with the ProuvĂ© family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.