Jean Prouvé, 1949/1950. The wooden table Guéridon, which was produced by the designer and engineer Jean Prouvé for the University of Paris, is a convincing demonstration of clear structural principles.
Material: Table Top: Solid wood oiled; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut. Base: to match the tabletop made of solid wood, oiled in natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut. Tubular steel strut, deep black powder-coated (smooth).
Dimensions: Diameter 1050 x H740mm and Diameter 900 x H740mm.
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