The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced pieces for the public sector and created chairs, stools and desks for hospitals, schools and government departments.

The Standard SP Chair is a re-edition of the steel and plywood Standard Chair by engineer and designer Jean Prouvé. It is made with ASA dyed-through plastics for a more affordable and contemporary look.

Standard SP Chair
by Vitra

Ecru
Japanese Red
Gris Vermeer
Bleu Dynastie
Blé Vert
Bleu Marcoule
Métal Brut
Deep Black SP
Mint
$497.00
The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced...
The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced pieces for the public sector and created chairs, stools and desks for hospitals, schools and government departments.

The Standard SP Chair is a re-edition of the steel and plywood Standard Chair by engineer and designer Jean Prouvé. It is made with ASA dyed-through plastics for a more affordable and contemporary look.

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Width: 42 cm, Height: 82 cm, Seat Height: 46.5 cm, Depth: 49 cm

Supplied with hard glider as standard. Felt glides for hard floors are available upon request. 

Seat and backrest - ASA dyed-through plastic with a fine grain finish.
Base - bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated finish (smooth).

Note:-
The steel frame in Metal Brut has a raw irregular surface protected by a transparent powder coating.

Samples of the seat base and frame are available to loan on request.

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laurence mitchell (London, GB)
Absolutely Fabulous

I think this is the most stylish chair I have ever bought, & it's really comfortable too...delivered quicker than expected.

Jean Prouvé

This product is designed by
Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory.

He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, lighting and furniture, façade elements and prefabricated houses / modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.

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