Jean Prouve's Ferembal lodge makes $307,000 in London sale

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2015-06-26 13:42:16

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Jean Prouve's Ferembal lodge makes $307,000 in London sale

Jean Prouve produced his Ferembal lodge in 1943-1944 as a mobile barracks

A demountable entry lodge from Jean Prouve's Ferembal building has sold for 182,500 ($306,965) at Phillips' Architect auction in London.

Jean Ferembal entry lodgeJean Prouve designed the building as a mobile barracks for French troops

The lot was designed in around 1943-1944 as a mobile barracks for French troopsthat could be flat packed and quickly assembled, and was later used as an office.

Prouve became known as an expert in the design of such buildings, later creating the Maison Tropicale - which wasproduced toaddress a shortage of housing in French Africa.

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