The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced pieces for the public sector and created chairs, stools and desks for hospitals, schools and government departments.

The Standard SP Chair is a re-edition of the steel and plywood Standard Chair by engineer and designer Jean Prouvé. It is made with ASA dyed-through plastics for a more affordable and contemporary look.

Standard SP Chair
by Vitra

Citron SP
Olive SP
Warm Grey SP
Basalt SP
Chestnut SP
Teak Brown SP
Deep Black SP
£435.00
The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced pieces for the...
The Standard chair was originally designed by Prouvé in 1934 for the University of Nancy in France. It was engineered for longevity with a robust plywood seat and back and thick tubular rear legs to widely spread the weight of the user to the floor. In creating the Standard chair Prouvé made not only one of the most recognisable pieces of mid century design, but also defined an aesthetic approach which informs much of his furniture.

Jean Prouvé (1901-84) was a self-taught French architect and furniture maker. Prouvé believed that design was a moral issue. He championed mass-produced pieces for the public sector and created chairs, stools and desks for hospitals, schools and government departments.

The Standard SP Chair is a re-edition of the steel and plywood Standard Chair by engineer and designer Jean Prouvé. It is made with ASA dyed-through plastics for a more affordable and contemporary look.

‘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:-
Height: 82 cm (Seat Height: 46.5 cm), Width: 42 cm, Depth: 49 cm
Supplied with hard gliders as standard. Also available with felt gliders.
Seat base/frame constructed from folded steel and tubular steel.
Powder-coated gloss finish in Deep Black, Japanese Red, Chocolate, Coffee or Ecru.
Seat and back made from ASA dyed-through plastic with a fine grain finish.
Samples of the seat base/frame and plastic colours are available to loan on request.
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