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Maison Tropicale For Design Museum at Tate Modern

Maison Tropicales
Photographer: Luke Hayes

05 February 2008 – 13 April 2008

The Design Museum, in partnership with Tate Modern, brought a house designed by architectural visionary Jean Prouvé to Britain for the first time thanks to New York hotelier André Balazs. The prototype house, designed by the French architect Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), for 1950s colonial West Africa, was erected outside Tate Modern.

Maison Tropicale for Design Museum at Tate Modern was an extension of the Design Museum’s exhibition Jean Prouvé – The Poetics of the Technical Object, and demonstrated the full scale and vision of Prouvé’s economy of design.

Supported by André Balazs, Lord and Lady Foster, Foster + Partners.

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