prouvé fauteuil direction chair

prouvé fauteuil direction chair

prouvé fauteuil direction chair

Design Jean Prouvé, 1939
Powder-coated round & molded sheet steel, solid wood
Made in Germany by Vitra

Fauteuil Direction is a well designed chair in which you can sit comfortably at the table. It pays homage to Prouveé's typical philosophy of focusing on design factors. The chair is perfect for the home office where, particularly in combination with the small desk Compas Direction, it creates an individual touch and can also be used as a comfortable dining chair. In addition, Fauteuil Direction also looks great in elegant lobbies, restaurants or waiting areas.

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), architect, engineer and designer, was endeavored for using highly-developed technologies for metal processing to achieve innovative constructions and forms in his design and architecture work. He played a decisive part in developing construction techniques using light-weight prefabricated parts in architecture, making use, among other things, of insights from the airplane and automotive industry. In his Ateliers Jean Prouvé, the company he founded in 1947, he started not only producing light-weight components but also his own design drafts.

Fauteuil direction chair features a powder-coated (smooth) round and molded sheet steel frame in 5 colors. The seat & backrest are polyurethane foam covered in your choice of fabric. The armrests are oiled solid wood in either natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut.

25.5" w | 24.25" d | 32" h | seat: 20"

$2,955.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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- Twill Brown fabric (05) with ecru base frame & walnut armrest

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) was a self-taught architect and designer who first apprenticed as a blacksmith and metalsmith. He grew up in Nancy, France surrounded by the ideals and energy of "l'École de Nancy," the art collective to which his father, Victor Prouvé, belonged. Its goals were to make art readily accessible, to forge links between art and industry, as well as between art and social consciousness. It would have a powerful influence on him. His designs reveal knowledge of the materials at hand, a commitment to collaboration between artists and craftsmen, and an attention to evolving technical developments. In 1947 he built the Maxéville factory where he produced furniture and undertook extensive architectural research on the uses of aluminum. Though he used sheet metal extensively, he rejected the use of steel tubing which was popular with the concurrent Bauhaus movement.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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