Dimensions

Width 65 cm
Depth 62.5 cm
Height 81.5 cm
Seat height 50.5 cm

Materials

Armrest finish 70 solid oak natural oiled
Base frame finish 12 deep black powder-coated
Fabric/colour F40
Uphostery colour Cité 01 beige

Specification

Base description powder-coated
Glides 05 felt glides for hard floor
Year 1951

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 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 ProuvĂƒÂ©Ă‚ 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. ProuvĂ©'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 ProuvĂ© 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.