André Sive, Set of four chairs, Wood, circa 1953, France

André Sive (1899-1958), Set of four chairs,
Wood and yellow seat in fabric,
circa 1953, France.

Measures : Height 78 cm, Width 43 cm, Depth 48 cm.

Provenance :
- Aménagement de l’intérieur d’une des 14 habitations réalisées par Henri Prouvé, Meudon, France.
Référence :
- Arlette Barré Despond, UAM, Du Regard, 1986 , p. 194.

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André Sive was born in 1899 under the name Andras Szivessy in Budapest; and died in 1958 in Morainvilliers. He was a Franco-Hungarian architect.
From 1924, Sive studied architecture in Vienna, Berlin and finally in Paris with Auguste Perret. Between 1924 and 1929 he often worked with Ernő Goldfinger, creating furniture and home furnishings. From 1931 to 1933, Sive then worked with Pierre Forestier. The two young architects won an architectural competition to build the Cité Sanitaire de Clairevivre and in 25 months created a small town complete with 180 individual houses.
From around 1935, Sive worked in the cabinet of Eugène Beaudouin and Marcel Lods. It was there that he met Jean Prouvé, who had a lasting influence on him.
Shortly before the end of the war, Sive was appointed head of department in the architectural service of the provisional government of the French Republic. In 1945, he changed his name to André Sive.
Sive has implemented several MRU construction projects, mainly in collaboration with other architects, including the reconstruction of the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer and social housing projects in Meudon, Aubervilliers and Firminy and Bar-le-Duke.

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