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