Vitra Standard Chair

Classic and most iconic of Jean Prouve chairs.

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  • Dark oak, with protective varnish
  • Natural oak, with protective varnish
  • Black walnut pigmented

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Standard Chair by Jean Prouve. A classic chair design from one of the best designers. Jean Prouve made this chair in the knowledge that chairs take the most strain on their back legs. With this in mind Prouve designed the Standard chair so that the back legs were voluminous hollow sections and the front legs are tubular steel piping, as they take relatively little strain.

The steel frame of the Standard chair is powder coated in a choice of eight colours, whilst the seat and backrest of the Standard chair is available in a dark or natural oak finish. Each finish can be used with the dark or natural wood, whichever best suits your interior. Standard is suitable for home dining, offices and public spaces as it is a hard wearing robust chair.

A stunning match for the Standard chair are the Gueridon dining table and the E M Table both by Jean Prouve. Available in dark or natural oak also, the Gueridon or the E M Table paired with the Standard chair make a stunning ensemble. The Standard chair can be seen in the food hall at the new Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, London. 


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Additional Info

Lead time Made to order 6-8 weeks

Height: 81.5cm

Seat Height: 46.5cm

Width: 42cm

Depth: 49cm

Other Information

Backrest and seat: Oak (natural or dark finish) or walnut (black pigmented finish). 

Base: Bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated finish (smooth).


Year of Design: 1934-1950


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