Galerie Downtown’s efforts in promoting research, in collecting building and furniture by Jean Prouvé, and in disseminating the taste for the industrial aesthetics that he created is superb. An upcoming exhibition, curated by Hélin Serre will provide a rare opportunity to see a dismountable house which Prouvé created in 1939, in the same location for which it was created, the city of Issoire, which is located on the Couze River. Most houses we see in such exhibitions as the recent show at Gagosian were created in the postwar years, whereas this one, designed by Pierre Jeanneret, and carried out for the Société central des alliages legers—the Light Alloy Company at Issoire was designed and produced in pre WWII. One of the earliest buildings to be made with central portal frame, it also marked the beginning of historical collaboration between Prouvé and Jeanneret. For the Issoire site, the Jean Prouvé Workshops supplied the metal components of the structure and the Bureau Centreal de Consturction provided the wooden components and was responsible for the installation and delivery of the finished buildings. Serre will present furniture from the collection of Galerie Downtown in the building.