Table Solvay

Table Solvay
by Vitra

Designed by
Jean Prouvé
for Vitra 1941

During the years of 1941 and 1942, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé planned and executed a number of interior design projects for the Solvay chemical company. Numerous pieces of furniture were developed in connection with this commission, including a table made of wood that exemplifies Prouvé’s construction methods: its structural details illustrate the interplay of forces and stresses – similar to the later design of the EM Table, whose metal legs distinguish it from its predecessor. Due to the scarcity of metal during World War II, the Solvay table was designed and constructed with wooden legs.

Finishes+

Table top: natural oak, dark oak, American walnut.
Base: natural oak, dark oak, American walnut; tubular steel crossbar with powder-coated finish (smooth).

Specifications+

Table top: thickness 34mm, in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish, or American walnut with oiled finish.
Base: legs matched to table top, solid wood in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish, or American walnut with oiled finish; tubular steel crossbar with powder-coated finish (smooth).
Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.

Dimensions+

Table Solvay: Width: L1800 / 2000 / 2200 / 2400 / 2600mm

Height: 740mm x Depth: 900mm

Lead time+
Approximately 12 - 14 weeks