Chaise Tout Bois


Pre-Order Lead Time: 16 - 18 weeks
Designed by Jean Prouve, 1941

Chairs take the most stress on their back legs, where they bear the weight of the user's upper body. The engineer, architect and designer Jean Prouve incorporated this simple insight in his design for the Standard Chair: while steel tubing suffices for the front legs, since they are subject to less stress, the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer the primary weight to the floor.

The seat and backrest of the Standard Chair by Jean Prouve are available in various types of robust wood, and the chair's striking metal frame comes in different colours.

The collection goes with an entirely wood (Chaise Tout Bois 1941) version at the very beginning, then plastic version (Siège en Plastique/ Standard SP 1947) and later the mix (Standard 1947) of wood and metal versions when level of metal supply back to normal.

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, veneer wood from the USA.

W46 x D42.5 x H80.5cm
Backrest: W39cm
Front Legs: H46cm
Between Legs: 49cm