Jean Prouve, 1934/1950.
A chair is subjected to the most strain on its back legs as it must carry the weight of the upper body. Jean Prouvé’s concise interpretation of this simple recognition can be seen in the Standard chair: Whereas tubular steel is sufficient for the front legs that are subjected to less strain, the chair’s back legs form a voluminous hollow body that transfers the strain to the floor.
Material: Seat and backrest: Natural Oak, dark Oak, Walnut Black Pigmented. Frame: pressed sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth).
Dimensions: W420 x H815 x D505mm
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