Following the 2011 success of the Prouvé RAW crossover project between furniture maker Vitra and fashion brand G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series, the ‘Prouvé Raw Office Edition’. The second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.
In cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra adapted the French designer’s furnishings to meet today’s office norms and needs, while teaming up with art directors at G-Star to develop colours and details. As part of the project, single and double workstations, conference tables, office chairs and several other furniture pieces were issued exclusively for G-Star. In the new Prouvé RAW Office Edition, the designs in this crossover collection now become available to other companies and collectors.
Says Vitra, “Several industrial shades of green, leather and fabric upholstery materials, and other details pay tribute to the origins of these furnishings. Made of steel and solid wood, the tables, chairs and cabinets in the Prouvé RAW Office Edition bear witness to a bygone industrial age. Its former factory floors and workshops are now occupied by creative agencies of the digital era, who share the same values of hard work, authenticity and sustainability.”
The Prouvé RAW Office Edition includes ten different designs, including office chairs, lamps and desks.