“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: Frame made of lacquered tubular and sheet steel. Seat and back in natural or dark oak.
16.5″ w | 19.25″ d | 32.75″ h | seat: 17.75″
designer: jean prouve