Fauteuil de Salon joins simple planes into a unified architectural object with a comfortable seat surface and backrest.
Rediscovered in the archives of the French engineer Jean ProuvÃ©, 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 ProuvÃ©Â Collection.
Seat and backrest
Polyurethane filling; leather or fabric cover.
Solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut.
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.