Vitra Gueridon Bas Coffee Table by Jean Prouve
Jean Prouve Gueridon Bas round coffee table by Vitra. New official authorized version by the Prouve estate, produced by Vitra Germany. Designed in 1943/44 by Prouve, this iconic and chic low slung coffee table is a solid choice for the living room or reception areas. Gueridon Bas is one of Prouve's earliest furniture designs. The aesthetic quality of this dynamic looking table, with its distinctive round form and robust legs made of solid wood, has lost none of its freshness over the years. This table fits well in the domestic setting (where Prouve himself used it as a coffee table) but can also be used in libraries, reception areas, hotels, etc.
Jean Prouve developed Gueridon Bas in various models, applying the construction principles that he is known for. In the early 1940s, Jean Prouve began to work more extensively with wood. The Gueridon Bas table has a heavy top in oak veneer that rests on three solid oak legs. These elements are joined together by a construction made out of bent sheet metal. Gueridon Bas is also available in dark stained oak, harking back to an original version made of tropical wood called 'Table Africaine'.
Gueridon Bas is a creation by French industrial designer Jean Prouve. Jean Prouve, who always considered himself a design engineer, was also the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique range of designs includes letter openers, door and window fittings, lamps and furniture ��� and even prefabricated houses and modular construction systems; essentially, anything that can be designed and industrially manufactured.
- Table top: solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, core smoked oak or American walnut.
- Base: legs matched to table top, solid wood with oiled finish.
- Finishes: in natural oak, core smoked oak or American walnut.
- Connecting element: bent sheet metal, powder-coated in deep black (smooth finish)
- Prices: starting at $2,805 for the natural oak wood edition & up
Vitra Product Code: 212 043 00
Material: powder coated steel, wood
Dimensions: 13 1/2" height x 31 1/2" diameter
Use: indoor, dining room, bedroom, office
Product Category: furniture, coffee table
Style: modern, contemporary
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Lead time 10-12 weeks