Jean Prouvé made a big classic piece with his Standard chair: It was initially designed in 1934 and re-edited in 1950 by the French designer. Vitra interpreted the chair again and brought it to contemporaneity.
A chair has to be resistant in its back legs, since there rests the weight of the body relaxing on it. This simple cognition was realized on an embossing way in the Standard chair by the designer and constructer Jean Prouvé: The backside legs of the chair are voluminous hollow bodies giving the load to the ground, while the front-legs are less loaded, consisting of steel tube.
The Standard is a model for Prouvés architectural design approach: The chair follows the rules of utility and shows its construction outspokenly. The materials are as timeless as the construction: Vitra produces the Standard chair out of steel and oak wood. The chair is available in different colours.
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