The Chaise Tout Bois was designed by the French designer Jean Prouvé in 1941 and is now produced by Vitra. It is one of Prouvé’s most popular and impressive wooden designs and assembled without a single screw or metal fixing. At the time of the design there was a great scarcity of metal due to World War II. Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery, a wooden jigsaw concept substituted all the metal parts of the chair to create Chaise Tout Bois - an all-wood chair.

The form of Chaise Tout Bois articulates Prouvé’s intention to provide added strength at the transition point between the seat and backrest, where the load weight of human anatomy is greatest. After he created several prototypes, he solved the weight distribution by creating lightweight front legs and thick curved back legs for support.

In 1947, Prouvé won an award for Chaise Tout Bois in the ‘Meubles de France’ competition in recognition of its attractive, high-quality, mass-produced furnishing. The warm look and feel of wood contrast appealingly with the chair’s functional and structural design which is perfectly fitting around any home interior.

Jean Prouvé Chaise Tout Bois
by Vitra

Clear Lacquered Natural Oak
Clear Lacquered Dark Stained Oak
£594.15

Was: £699.00

The Chaise Tout Bois was designed by the French designer Jean Prouvé in 1941 and is now produced by Vitra. It is one of Prouvé’s most popular and impressive wooden designs and assembled without a single screw or metal fixing. At the time of the design there was a great scarcity of metal due to World War II. Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery, a wooden jigsaw concept substituted all the metal parts of the chair to create Chaise Tout Bois - an all-wood chair.

The form of Chaise Tout Bois articulates Prouvé’s intention to provide added strength at the transition point between the seat...

The Chaise Tout Bois was designed by the French designer Jean Prouvé in 1941 and is now produced by Vitra. It is one of Prouvé’s most popular and impressive wooden designs and assembled without a single screw or metal fixing. At the time of the design there was a great scarcity of metal due to World War II. Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery, a wooden jigsaw concept substituted all the metal parts of the chair to create Chaise Tout Bois - an all-wood chair.

The form of Chaise Tout Bois articulates Prouvé’s intention to provide added strength at the transition point between the seat and backrest, where the load weight of human anatomy is greatest. After he created several prototypes, he solved the weight distribution by creating lightweight front legs and thick curved back legs for support.

In 1947, Prouvé won an award for Chaise Tout Bois in the ‘Meubles de France’ competition in recognition of its attractive, high-quality, mass-produced furnishing. The warm look and feel of wood contrast appealingly with the chair’s functional and structural design which is perfectly fitting around any home interior.

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Width: 46 cm, Depth: 49 cm, Height: 80.5 cm, Seat Height: 46 cm, Seat Depth: 42.5 cm

Seat and Backrest: moulded plywood veneer in natural or dark-stained oak, protective natural lacquer finish.

Base: non-stackable solid wood base; same type of wood as backrest and seat in natural or dark-stained oak, protective natural lacquer finish.

Origin of Wood: solid oak (Quercus robur) from Croatia, oak plywood from the USA.

Glides: fitted with felt glides for hard wood. Hard glides for carpet are available upon request.

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