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Fauteuil Direction Chair

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Fauteuil Direction Chair
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Bearing the French name for armchair (fauteuil), Jean Prouvé’s iconic chair is the epitome of a modern type. With its sleek lines and simple, contrasting palette of natural wood, black-finished steel, and upholstery, Prouvé’s essential 1951 design earned a place in MoMA’s collection. Available in three twill fabrics, it’s ideal at the head of a dining table, in a home office, or board room. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that’s widely represented in MoMA’s collection.

Jean Prouvé was trained as a metal artisan before expanding his work to include the full panoply of design—from letter openers to lighting to prefabricated houses. His designs encompass nearly everything that lends itself to industrial fabrication. He opened his first workshop in 1924 and, by 1947, had his own factory. Prouvé is also known for serving as the chairman of the committee that selected Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’ design for the Centre Pompidou in 1971. Ten examples of Prouvé’s work are included in MoMA’s collection.
Details
  • Designer
    Jean Prouve
  • Size
    32h x 24.5w x 25.5"d
  • Materials
    Polyurethane, Leather, Wood, Steel
  • Year of Design
    1951
  • Origin
    Germany