Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon by Vitra 2020
Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon designed in 1939, this custom made chair produced by Vitra combines plain surfaces into a complete architectural form with a supremely comfortable seat and backrest, rediscovered in the archives of the French design engineer Jean Prouvé, the armrests finished in light smoked oak with black powder-coated sheet steel rear legs, the Fauteuil de Salon joins simple planes into a unified architectural object with a comfortable seat surface and backrest, the armchair has been updated in a contemporary colour palette finished in beautiful combination of cream and blue, the designer's characteristic structural aesthetic is a simply stunning design that has become a twentieth century icon in furniture design, the Jean Prouvé salon chair embodies par excellence with the combination of aesthetics and structural rigor, reserve now.
About the creator:
Jean Prouvé (8 April 1901 – 23 March 1984) was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. Le Corbusier designated Prouvé a constructeur, blending architecture and engineering. Prouvé's main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in architectural design, industrial design and furniture design.
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. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.
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, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.
Mid Century Design
Fauteuil de Salon Armchair
Practical & Beautiful
Condition report: The chair is as new and offered in excellent condition.
Width 26.75” / 68cm
Depth 33” / 84cm
Height 32” / 82cm
Floor to seat 16.5” / 42cm.