Fauteuil de Salon joins simple planes into a unified architectural object with a comfortable seat surface and backrest.

Armrest finish
70 solid oak natural oiled
Base description
Powder-coated
Base frame finish
12 deep black powder-coated
Depth
62.5cm
Fabric/colour
F40
Glides
05 felt glides for hard floor
Height
81.5cm
Seat height
50.5cm
Uphostery colour
Cité 01 beige
Width
65cm
Year
1951

Rediscovered in the archives of the French engineer Jean Prouvé, the armchair has been updated in a contemporary colour palette. With oiled, solid wood armrests and the designers characteristic structural aesthetic, the Fauteuil de Salon can be ideally combined with other pieces in the Prouvé Collection.

Seat and backrest
Polyurethane filling; leather or fabric cover.

Armrest Description
Solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut.


Jean Prouvé

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. In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.