Standard Chair by Jean Prouvé

Standard Chair


Designed by Jean Prouvé. Designed in 1934, the Standard Chair is the quintessential 20th Century design classic. The engineer and designer Jean Prouvé understood that chairs take the most stress on their back legs, where they bear the weight of the user's upper body. He illustrated this simple insight in his distinctive design for the Standard chair: steel tubing suffices for the front legs, but the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer most of the weight to the floor.

Vitra is expanding the palette for Jean Prouvé’s furniture to include some of the original Prouvé colours: the existing options of deep black, Japanese red and Blanc Colombe will be joined by Gris Vermeer, Bleu Dynastie, Blé Vert and Bleu Marcoule.
Read more about Jean Prouvé collection here.


Seat and backrest: oak (natural or dark finish) or walnut (black-pigmented finish), USA.
Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated finish (smooth).

Height 820 × Width 420 × Depth 490mm
Seat Height 465mm

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