Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Tissu Chair Vitra

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Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Tissu, designed by Jean Prouvé for Vitra, is a comfortable, height-adjustable office chair with ample, appealing upholstery. Its backward tilt mechanism can be adjusted to the weight of the user. Covered in fabric, this compact swivel chair cuts a fine figure not only in corporate settings but also in the home office.

Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Tissu, designed by Jean Prouvé for Vitra, is a comfortable, height-adjustable office chair with ample, appealing upholstery. Its backward tilt mechanism can be adjusted to the weight of the user. Covered in fabric, this compact swivel chair cuts a fine figure not only in corporate settings but also in the home office. Seat and backrest in polyurethane filling; Volo cover fabric in dark grey. Armrests in solid wood with oiled finish; smoked oak. Five-star base made of bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth) in olive green. Equipped with heavy-duty castors in black. Adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Seat height continuously adjustable via pneumatic lift.

The Dutch fashion label G-Star RAW has found an expression of its identity in Jean Prouvé’s designs – technical objects that embody the principle of structural necessity while simultaneously exuding a poetic aura. As works that have attained the status of classics, they have served as a continual source of inspiration for the creative team at G-Star. In 2011, Vitra and G-Star RAW joined forces to launch Prouvé RAW, their fi rst crossover collection. Prouvé’s constructive logic and strict utilisation of honest industrial materials not only corresponds to the product philosophy and brand identity of G-Star but also shows a strong affi nity to the architecture of Rem Koolhaas’s new G-Star headquarters, built in 2014. Thus it was a consistent decision to completely furnish the offi ces, conference rooms and canteens with designs created by Jean Prouvé some 70 years ago for the interiors of several French corporations and universities. Together with the architecture, they create a workplace that refl ects the company’s radical design approach. In cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra has adapted the French designer’s furnishings to meet today’s offi ce norms and needs, while teaming up with art directors at G-Star to develop colours and details. As part of this project, single and double workstations, conference tables, offi ce chairs and several other furniture pieces were issued exclusively for G-Star. In the new Prouvé RAW Offi ce Edition, the designs in this crossover collection now become available to other companies and collectors.Several industrial shades of green, leather and fabric upholstery materials, and other details pay tribute to the origins of these furnishings. Made of steel and solid wood, the tables, chairs and cabinets in the Prouvé RAW Offi ce Edition bear witness to a bygone industrial age. Its former factory fl oors and workshops are now occupied by creative agencies of the digital era, who share the same values of hard work, authenticity and sustainability. Authenticated with a special edition label, the furniture and lighting in the Prouvé RAW Offi ce Edition will be available until the end of 2016.

Length 67 cm
Width 55 cm
Height 83.5 - 95 cm
Seat height 40.5 - 52 cm
Base diameter 67 cm
Designer Jean Prouvé