|Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier|
Victor Prouvé was a great influence of Jean Prouvé, and despite their difference in styles (Victor - Art Nouveau & Jean - modernist), they both maintained a desire to create originality. Prouvé credited both his father and the Art Nouveau School in Nancy for his focus on bringing something new to the formalized art that existed. Prouvé was not influenced by history as his father was, but looked forward, believing that modernist design was based on what was not there. Neither he nor his father were in design to make money. Le Corbusier also greatly influenced Prouvé. Both men believed in practical housing, this belief arising from the two world wars, which lead to a housing crisis. One difference between the two was where there ideals lay: for Le Corbusier - in the theory, for Prouvé - in the process.
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