Vitra Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Chair

Jean Prouve

Designed by French designer, architect and engineer Jean Prouvé in 1951, who always placed an uncompromising focus on functional requirements it is obvious that the Fauteuil Direction Pivotant chair hails from a different era yet appears in no way outdated or old-fashioned.

  • Materials: Seat and backrest have a polyurethane filling; cover in fabric or Vitra leather premium F. Armrests are finished in solid wood in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish, or American walnut with oiled finish. Base is five-star made of bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Equipped with double castors in black (Basic Dark).
  • Dimensions: Height - 83.5 to 95cm (Seat Height - 40.5cm to 52cm) x Width - 67cm x Depth - 55cm
  • Delivery Time: Please contact us for leadtime
  • *** when ordering please enter the fabric colour you want and if the chair is for hard floor or carpet in the comments section, don't worry if you forget we will be in touch to confirm with you before we order with Vitra. To see the fabric choices click on the link below - "Vitra Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Upholstery Choices" ***
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.