Vitra Fauteuil Direction Chair

Jean Prouve

The original Fauteuil Direction chair was designed in 1951 by Jean Prouve and is a very well designed chair that is perfect for the dining table or home office. It pays homage to Prouvé’s typical philosophy of focusing on the design elements of a product.

  • Colour: Dark Grey Twill fabric, Black frame and Smoked Oil Wood armrests
  • Materials: Twill fabric, Bent sheet steel and tubular steel (powder-coated) and solid wood armrests
  • Dimensions: Height - 81.5cm (Seat Height - 50.5cm) x Width - 65cm x Depth - 62.5cm
  • Delivery Time: 10/12 weeks
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Designed By

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, this success enabled him to open his own factory in 1947. 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. In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of his iconic and timeless designs.