Standard Chair

Designed by Jean Prouvé for Vitra.

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.

The Standard Chair 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 materials and finishes. Colour options give the iconic chair a classic and fresh modern look.




69% Recyclable

Suitable for cafe, meeting & collaborative settings 


420W x 490D x 815H x 465SH mm


12-14 weeks


Steel frame comes a powder coated finish in a range of colours

Standard: The seat and backrest in robust wood: oak or walnut

Standard SP: Seat shell and backrest in plastic in a selection of colours

Standard SR: Seat shell and backrest in a fabric cover in numerous colours


10 year