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Standard SP Chair - / By Jean Prouvé, 1934 - Metal & plastic - Vitra

Black / Mint green base

Brand : Vitra

Designer : Jean Prouvé

479 £479.00
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Product detail

  • Type : Chair
  • Colour : Black - Mint green
  • Material : Epoxy lacquered steel - Plastic material (Plastic material)
  • Dimensions : L 42 x Depth 49 cm x H 82 cm - Seat: H 46.5 cm
  • Weight : 11.88 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - 1934 model designed by Jean Prouvé (1901 - 1984) - Original piece created by Vitra (will always retain its value) - Not stackable - 10-year guarantee
  • Country of Manufacture : Germany

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Treat yourself to an ORIGINAL iconic piece by Vitra. An original will always retain its value. An original will stay with you for your whole life and will outlive you, being passed on to the next generation. In 1934, Jean Prouvé, a French designer, architect and engineer, created the Standard chair. Entering the pantheon of design, the Standard chair is now part of the heritage of French design. Jean Prouvé started with a simple observation: on a chair, the weight of the body is carried mainly by the back legs, while the front legs are not used much. In 1934, he therefore designed a chair whose rear legs were reinforced, transmitting the load to the ground. While a steel tube is enough for the two less heavily loaded front legs, the back legs of the chair are made of large hollow bodies that transfer the load to the floor. The side view of the rear legs formed from a thin sheet of folded steel resembles an aeroplane wing which widens to the maximum at the seat frame - where the load is greatest. The upward narrowing of the hollow body of the seat frame also determines the angle and position of the backrest. The chair was introduced in 1934 as “Chair No. 4” and subsequently developed into different versions under the name “Standard”. This work is the perfect example of what’s at the centre of Jean Prouvé's many creations, namely an uncompromising orientation on the requirements of construction. Through its shape, the Standard Chair expresses Prouvé's intention to provide additional strength in the rear legs and in the transition between seat and back, where the human anatomy exerts the greatest load. Originally, the Standard chair was made in Jean Prouvé's own factory. Most of the time, the legs and frame were made of metal, while the seat and back were made of wood. There were also models made entirely of metal or, in particular during the war years when metal was scarce, entirely of wood. The model known today as the Standard Chair is available in three versions: the classic version with a wooden seat and back and metal legs, the Standard SP model in plastic and metal and the All Wood Chair in veneer and solid wood. The Standard SP (Plastic Seat) model finds its place in our time without any modification of its shape: a seat and backrest in robust synthetic material, in a range of skilfully harmonised colours, give the Standard SP a contemporary charm. The durable matt finish of the epoxy-finished legs matches the plastic surfaces of the seat.

In detail:
  • Variation : Black / Mint green base

  • Brand : Vitra

  • Designer : Jean Prouvé

  • Type : Chair

  • Colour : Seat & back: black - Structure: mint green

  • Material : Seat and back: ASA plastic material (fine texture) - Legs: bent sheet steel and steel tube, epoxy finish

  • Dimensions : L 42 x Depth 49 cm x H 82 cm - Seat: H 46.5 cm
  • Weight : 11.88 lb
  • Characteristics : A design icon - 1934 model designed by Jean Prouvé (1901 - 1984) - Original piece created by Vitra (will always retain its value) - Not stackable - 10-year guarantee
  • Country of Manufacture : Germany

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