Jean Prouvé began to design portable and
demountable barracks for the French army during the Second World War.
After the war, the French government commissioned Prouvé to design
inexpensive, effective housing for the newly homeless, prompting him to
perfect his patented axial portal frame to build easily constructed
demountable houses. Few of these groundbreaking structures were built,
making them exceedingly rare today?prompting Galerie Patrick Seguin's
tireless efforts over the past 27 years to preserve and promote these
important designs. The gallery owns the largest collection of Prouvé's
demountables, 22 in total.
This volume focuses on his 6 x 6 Demountable House, and is luxuriously illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs.