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by Vitra

Designed by
Jean Prouvé
for Vitra 1934

The Standard chair by Jean Prouvé has evolved into one of the most famous classics of the French ‘constructeur’. The seat and backrest of this understated, iconic chair are available in various types of wood, and the metal frame comes in different colours.

Chairs take the most stress on their back legs, where they bear the weight of the user’s upper body. The engineer, architect and designer Jean Prouvé incorporated this simple insight in his design for the Standard Chair: while steel tubing suffices for the front legs, since they are subject to less stress, the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer the primary weight to the floor.


Seat and backrest: natural oak with protective varnish, black pigmented walnut, dark oak with protective varnish
Base: deep black, chocolate, Japanese red, ecru (powder-coated smooth)


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).


Width: 400mm x Depth: 450mm x Height: 820mm x Seat Height: 465mm

Lead time+
Approximately 18 - 22 weeks.