Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak
Vitra Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak

Rayonnage Mural shelf, Prouvé Blanc Colombe - oak



Rayonnage Mural shelf


Vitra's Rayonnage Mural is a distinctive wall shelf, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1936, characterized by the geometric shape of its two vertical brackets. A recurring feature in several Prouvé designs, the shape is reminiscent of an airplane or a ship's rudder, and it brings fascinating three-dimensionality to the otherwise understated design.

The shelf's subtle hue is part of Jean Prouvé’s original color palette. The color used to be called “ecru” in Vitra’s furniture, but in 2022, the name was changed to Blanc Colombe, Prouvé’s original name for the hue. The poetic name is French, and its direct translation would be “dove white”.

Like most of Prouvé's creations, the Rayonnage Mural was designed for a specific project: the École Nationale Professionnelle in the city of Metz. Made of wood and metal, the shelf is sure to fit a variety of spaces, serving a myriad of purposes. What would you fill it with: books, collectibles or something else entirely?

Natural oak, ecru
46.46 in (118 cm)
9.84 in (25 cm)
27.56 in (70 cm)
Powder-coated bent sheet steel, oiled solid oak
Includes wall mounts in aluminum.

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1909–1984) was a French metal artisan, engineer and self-taught architect and designer, who had a great influence on European post-war design and design philosophy. Social conscience and easy accessibility were essential starting points for Prouvé’s designs, which were often based on prefabricated housing, modular systems and mass-production. 

Prouvé opened his own workshop in Nancy, France in 1924, and later expanded it into a furniture factory. Prouvé’s designs were widely used in French public institutes, and his prefabricated houses known as 'Maison Tropicale' were also sent to French colonies in Africa in mid-twentieth century. His background as a metal worker and engineer characterizes his best known designs, such as the Standard chair and Em table currently produced by Vitra.

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