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The Fauteuil Direction Pivotant was designed by French designer Jean Prouvé in 1951. Although it is immediately evident that Fauteuil Direction Pivotant hails from a different era, it appears in no way outdated or old-fashioned. This is due to the distinctive aesthetic of Prouvé's design philosophy, which always placed an uncompromising focus on functional requirements.

The voluminous seat and backrest cushions rest on a sleek frame made of tubular steel and bent sheet metal, while the wooden armrests lend the office chair a touch of familiar comfort. The swivel seat of Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is height adjustable and the backward tilt mechanism can be adapted to the individual user's weight. It offers ultimate comfort and convenience while you work or study and is easily moveable thanks to the sturdy castor base. Its unconventional and bold design ensures this is a piece of interest in any setting, especially when specified in one of Prouvé's bold colour options.

The Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is available with three different armrest options, eight different base options and upholstery options in five different fabric groups - F60, F80, F100, L40 and L50. If you would like to order a chair in a fabric not listed on the page, see the product download section on the product page, or please feel free to contact us if you would like to see some fabric samples. 

The Jean Prouvé Fauteuil series also includes a dining chair and lounge chair

Fauteuil Direction Pivotant

Fauteuil Direction Pivotant

by Vitra

Regular price £2,414.85 GBP
Regular price £2,841.00 GBP Sale price £2,414.85 GBP
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Technical Information

Dimensions:-
Width: 67 cm, Depth: 55 cm, Height: 83.5 - 95 cm, Seat Height: 40.5 - 52 cm, Seat Depth: 46 cm, Castors Diameter: 6 cm

Materials/Construction

Seat and backrest - Polyurethane filling; cover in fabric or leather.

Armrests - Solid wood in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish or American walnut with oiled finish.

Base - Five-star base made of bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Equipped with double castors in basic dark.

Seat mechanism - Adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.

Origin of wood - Oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and Poland, American Walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.

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The Fauteuil Direction Pivotant was designed by French designer Jean Prouvé in 1951. Although it is immediately evident that Fauteuil Direction Pivotant hails from a different era, it appears in no way outdated or old-fashioned. This is due to the distinctive aesthetic of Prouvé's design philosophy, which always placed an uncompromising focus on functional requirements.

The voluminous seat and backrest cushions rest on a sleek frame made of tubular steel and bent sheet metal, while the wooden armrests lend the office chair a touch of familiar comfort. The swivel seat of Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is height adjustable and the backward tilt mechanism can be adapted to the individual user's weight. It offers ultimate comfort and convenience while you work or study and is easily moveable thanks to the sturdy castor base. Its unconventional and bold design ensures this is a piece of interest in any setting, especially when specified in one of Prouvé's bold colour options.

The Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is available with three different armrest options, eight different base options and upholstery options in five different fabric groups - F60, F80, F100, L40 and L50. If you would like to order a chair in a fabric not listed on the page, see the product download section on the product page, or please feel free to contact us if you would like to see some fabric samples. 

The Jean Prouvé Fauteuil series also includes a dining chair and lounge chair

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    Jean Prouvé

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    Jean Prouvé

    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.

    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, lighting and furniture, façade elements and prefabricated houses / modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.