The Design Museum, in partnership with Tate Modern, brings a house designed by architectural visionary Jean Prouvé to Britain for the first time thanks to New York hotelier André Balazs. The prototype house, designed by the French architect Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), for 1950s colonial West Africa, will be erected outside Tate Modern.
Maison Tropicale for Design Museum at Tate Modern is an extension of the Design Museum’s current exhibition Jean Prouvé – The Poetics of the Technical Object, and demonstrates the full scale and vision of Prouvé’s economy of design.
Visitors to the Maison Tropicale at Tate Modern should be aware that access to the house is via a staircase. There is no lift / disabled access to the first floor of the Maision Tropicale. Mobility impaired visitors can consult information about the house, including pictures of the inside of the house in the Clore Information Room on Level 1 at Tate Modern.