Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon Armchair in Fabirc by Vitra

$4,257.82per item

About

Armchair designed by Jean Prouvé in 1939. Manufactured by Vitra, Switzerland. Developed by Jean Prouvé, the Fauteuil de Salon is a typical example of the distinctive structural aesthetic of his designs. The armchair's understated character suits a wide variety of interiors, and its ample upholstery and oiled, solid wood armrests emanate inviting comfort. Production delay: 8-9 weeks Important information regarding images of products: Please note that some of the images show other colors and variations of the model, these images are only to present interior design proposals. The item that is selling is on the first image. Important information regarding colour(s) of products: Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor, laptop, tablet and phone screen has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colours differently. We try to edit our photos to show all of our products as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor About the designer: 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, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris. 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. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods. In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur. About the manufacturer: Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum first came across creations by Ray and Charles Eames in the early 1950s. This decisive moment marked Vitra’s beginnings as a design company. Vitra has collaborated with international designers and architects ever since. While the first generation laid the company’s commercial foundations, and the second added a cultural dimension through the development of the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum with its collection, the third generation puts the spotlight on sustainable thinking and action. Vitra’s origins as a design company lie in the chance discovery of a chair by Charles and Ray Eames in a New York window display. The spirit of innovation expressed by the couple’s creations represents a movement – modern design – and continues today to be the driving force behind the development, production and sale of furniture and accessories for people across the globe, for living, working and public use. Following in the tradition and spirit of Charles and Ray Eames, the sustainability of design is central to all activities at Vitra. The family-run company believes in the power of designs that forgo stylistic trends and eliminate superfluous details. The longevity of Vitra products is the combined result of their design, function and quality. Vitra products are designed and developed in Switzerland. The products are manufactured in Germany and other European countries with EU-sourced components, using materials that are strictly tested for quality and longevity.

Details

  • Creator
    Jean Prouvé (Designer),Vitra (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.49 in. (82.5 cm)Width: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Depth: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Seat Height: 16.34 in. (41.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: VI.FAUTEUIL.SALON.111stDibs: LU1427223467272

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $839.22 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-4 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Jean Prouvé

Engineer and metalsmith, self-taught designer and architect, manufacturer and teacher, Jean Prouvé was a key force in the evolution of 20th-century French design, introducing a style that combined economy of means and stylistic chic. Along with his frequent client and collaborator Le Corbusier and others, Prouvé, using his practical skills and his understanding of industrial materials, steered French modernism onto a path that fostered principled, democratic approaches to architecture and design. Prouvé was born in Nancy, a city with a deep association with the decorative arts. (It is home, for example, to the famed Daum crystal manufactory.) His father, Victor Prouvé, was a ceramist and a friend and co-worker of such stars of the Art Nouveau era as glass artist Émile Gallé and furniture maker Louis Majorelle. Jean Prouvé apprenticed to a blacksmith, studied engineering, and produced ironwork for such greats of French modernism as the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. In 1931, he opened the firm Atelier Prouvé. There, he perfected techniques in folded metal that resulted in his Standard chair (1934) and other designs aimed at institutions such as schools and hospitals. During World War II, Prouvé was a member of the French Resistance, and his first postwar efforts were devoted to designing metal pre-fab housing for those left homeless by the conflict. In the 1950s, Prouvé would unite with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret (Le Corbusier’s cousin) on numerous design projects. In 1952, he and Perriand and artist Sonia Delaunay created pieces for the Cité Internationale Universitaire foundation in Paris, which included the colorful, segmented bookshelves that are likely Prouvé’s and Perriand’s best-known designs. The pair also collaborated on 1954’s Antony line of furniture, which again, like the works on 1stDibs, demonstrated a facility for combining material strength with lightness of form. Prouvé spent his latter decades mostly as a teacher. His work has recently won new appreciation: in 2008 the hotelier Andre Balazs purchased at auction (hammer price: just under $5 million) the Maison Tropicale, a 1951 architectural prototype house that could be shipped flat-packed, and was meant for use by Air France employees in the Congo. Other current Prouvé collectors include Brad Pitt, Larry Gagosian, Martha Stewart and the fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The rediscovery of Jean Prouvé — given not only the aesthetic and practical power of his designs, but also the social conscience his work represents — marks one of the signal “good” aspects of collecting vintage 20th century design. An appreciation of Jean Prouvé is an appreciation of human decency.
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Barcelona, Spain
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
767 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon by Vitra, 2020
By Jean Prouvé, Vitra
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon by Vitra 2020 Jean Prouvé Fauteuil de Salon designed in 1939, this custom made chair produced by Vitra combines plain surfaces into a complete archit...
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Jean Prouvé Fauteuil Direction in White and Grey Wool by Vitra
By Jean Prouvé, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic Fauteuil Direction designed by Jean Prouvé in 1951 and manufactured by Vitra in 2019. White powder-coated frame with cushions in dark en medium grey wool. Excellent new condit...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Jean Prouvé Armchair
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Stockton, NJ
Enameled steel armchair for Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy. Ateliers Jean Prouvé, 1936.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
By Jean Prouvé, Vitra
Located in Glendale, CA
Jean Prouvé standard chair SP in black for Vitra. The standard SP chair is a modernized variation on an early masterpiece by the French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé. Originally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Armchair by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Altwies, LU
Visitor chair, entirely lacquered in red-blood color. Furniture designed in 1934-35 for the sanatorium of Guébriant and sponsored by the French Army to the architects Abraham and ...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Pair of French Armchairs in the Manner of Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French armchairs if the manner of Jean Prouvé. Chairs are solid oak. Really nice with unique lines.         
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Jean Prouvè All Wood Standard Armchair
By Jean Prouvé
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Jean Prouve standard chair in all wood for Ateliers Jean Prouvè 1941. A rare collectors piece. Two available
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Jean Prouvé Armchair with Reclining System - France, circa 1950
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Beirut, LB
Jean Prouvé armchair with reclining system Provenance: Religious Community of Lorraine Black painted metal, wood Reupholstered in beige linen France, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery