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prouvé standard chair

by Jean Prouve from Vitra.

prouvé standard chair

Design Jean Prouvé, 1930
Powder-coated sheet steel, oak
Made in Germany by Vitra

"Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect" -Le Corbusier

Characterized by an aeronautic-looking pair of rear legs, this design was rooted in practicality, balance and durability. This chair is a modern classic and is featured in design museums throughout the world. Its quality is revealed in structural logic and unassuming aesthetics. Robust and functionally versatile, the Standard Chair works equally well in domestic settings or as public seating in cafés and restaurants.

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.

Construction notes: Seat and back in oak (natural or dark finish) or walnut (black-pigmented finish). Frame made of pressed sheet steel and tubular steel, glossy powder-coated (smooth). Note: the steel frame in Métal Brut has a raw irregular surface protected by a transparent powder coating.

16.5" w | 19.25" d | 32.75" h | seat: 17.75"

$1,335.00 + free shipping
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Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve was a self-taught architect and designer. His goal was to make design readily accessible and forge links between art, industry and social consciousness.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of space through the power of design. A central goal of Vitra is sustainable development. Trendy styling is avoided in favor of classic pieces that can be used for decades.


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