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Jean Nouvel, 1994

Less is lightness and mystery, “l’essence, l’archétype de la table”, wrote Jean Nouvel. It is a steel table with a rigid, ultra-slim top, which is achieved by repeatedly folding the sheet metal, and with L-shaped legs, 45-mm wings and an aerodynamic profile. Conceived and created for the Fondation Cartier in Paris, it is an icon of contemporary design.

Design Jean Nouvel, 1994

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1994 Apex Award, Intern. - Interior Design Assoc. N.Y.
1995 IF Industrie Forum Design Hannover “Top Ten of the Year”
1997 IF Industrie Forum Design Hannover “Best of Category”


Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel was born in 1945 in Fumel, France. His approach to design comes from a need to create objects for his own architectures. This approach created the Less table which was produced by Molteni&C. for the headquarters of the Cartier Foundation. The Ateliers Jean Nouvel design activities reflect a desire to develop an "architectural design."

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Jean Nouvel

“The elementarity I seek has nothing to do with minimalism. Even when it goes in for a bare minimum of material, design is no less creative”

Jean Nouvel