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Standard Chair Japanese Red & Oak



Manufactured by Vitra, this Standard Chair in a Japanese red powder-coated steel and oak finish by Jean Prouvé is a French design classic that showcases perfect, minimalist style with its optimum weight distribution and masterful balance.

An engineer, architect and designer all at once, Jean Prouvé called himself ‘le Constructeur’ or ‘The Factory man’ and was driven by systematic design and industrial processes.

Designed in 1934, the Standard Chair reflects his simple insight that seating designs take the most strain on the back legs; solving this weight distribution issue, Prouvé created lightweight tubular powder-coated steel front supports and stronger more voluminous hollow steel back legs that transfer the sitter’s weight into the floor.

Finished with an ergonomic oak wood seat and backrest, the Standard Chair in rich Japanese red epitomises comfortable, clean-lined design that endures through the years.


  • Manufactured to exacting standards by Vitra
  • Japanese red powder-coated steel legs that distribute weight into the floor
  • Rich oak ergonomic seat and backrest


42cm (w) x 82cm (h) x 49cm (d)
Seat Height: 47cm

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