Chair by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé created a great furniture classic with his Standard chair: originally designed in 1934, the Frenchman revised the chair in 1950. Today, Vitra reinterprets the chair and brings it into the present.
The load on a chair is greatest at the back legs, where it must support the weight of the upper body. This simple insight was succinctly implemented by designer and builder Jean Prouvé in the Standard chair: While a steel tube is sufficient for the front legs, which are subject to less weight, the rear legs of the chair are designed as voluminous hollow bodies that transfer the load to the floor.
Symbol of Prouvé's architectural design approach
The Standard is emblematic of Prouvé's architectural design approach: the chair follows the rules of practicality while openly displaying its construction. The materials are as timeless as the construction: Vitra manufactures the Prouvé Standard chair from steel and wood. The chair is available in different color variants.