The swivel seat of Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is height adjustable, and the backward tilt mechanism can be adapted to the individual user's weight.

Armrest finish
70 solid oak natural-oiled
Base finish
06 Japanese red powder-coated
Castors
02 castors hard braked for carpet
Depth
55cm
Fabric materia
Fabric F60
Height
83.5-95cm
Seat height
40.5-52cm
Uphostery colour
Twill 06 dark grey
Width
67cm
Year
1951

These features are paired with the generous upholstery to ensure optimum comfort. Leather or fabric covers are available in many different colours, making it easy to find the ideal chair for any type of business workplace or home office.

Seat and backrest
Polyurethane filling; cover in fabric or leather.

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

Base Description
Five-star base made of bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Equipped with double castors in basic dark, Ø 60 mm.

Seat Mechanism
Adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.


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.