The Fauteuil Direction metal-framed armchair was designed by French designer Jean Prouvé in 1951. Featuring triangular back legs bent from steel to support weight where it's most needed and a wooden armrest mounted on a tubular metal frame, the Fauteuil Direction ensures maximum dining comfort as well as a lifetime of durability.

Constructed from polyurethane filling covered in fabric or leather with a solid wood armrest and a steel base, the Fauteuil Direction is a robust and timeless furniture piece with an honest approach to form and construction. Thanks to the understated character, the Fauteuil Direction is extremely versatile and suited for use at home or in premium public spaces.

The Fauteuil Direction is available with three different armrest options, eight different base options and upholstery options in five different Vitra 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 lounge chair and an office chair with a swivel castor base.

Fauteuil Direction Armchair
by Vitra


Twill 03 Blue Grey (F60)
Twill 02 Cognac (F60)
Twill 06 Dark Grey (F60)
Nubia 04 Bamboo / Terra (F100)
$2,457.00

The Fauteuil Direction metal-framed armchair was designed by French designer Jean Prouvé in 1951. Featuring triangular back legs bent from steel to support weight where it's most needed and a wooden armrest mounted on a tubular metal frame, the Fauteuil Direction ensures maximum dining comfort as well as a lifetime of durability.

Constructed from polyurethane filling covered in fabric or leather with a solid wood armrest and a steel base, the Fauteuil Direction is a robust and timeless furniture piece with an honest approach to form and construction. Thanks to the understated character, the Fauteuil Direction is...

The Fauteuil Direction metal-framed armchair was designed by French designer Jean Prouvé in 1951. Featuring triangular back legs bent from steel to support weight where it's most needed and a wooden armrest mounted on a tubular metal frame, the Fauteuil Direction ensures maximum dining comfort as well as a lifetime of durability.

Constructed from polyurethane filling covered in fabric or leather with a solid wood armrest and a steel base, the Fauteuil Direction is a robust and timeless furniture piece with an honest approach to form and construction. Thanks to the understated character, the Fauteuil Direction is extremely versatile and suited for use at home or in premium public spaces.

The Fauteuil Direction is available with three different armrest options, eight different base options and upholstery options in five different Vitra 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 lounge chair and an office chair with a swivel castor base.

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Width: 65 cm, Depth: 62.5 cm, Height: 81.5 cm, Seat Height: 50.5 cm 

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

Seat height - 505mm (445mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1:2000).

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

Base - Bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth).

Glides - Fitted with plastic glides for carpet. Felt glides for hard floors are available upon request.

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

Upholstery - Twill F60 (30% polyamide, 70% new wool), Volo F60 (15% polyamide, 85% new wool), Tress F80 (8% polyamide, 73% new wool, 19% polyester), Nubia F100 (2% polyamide, 30% new wool, 25% polyacrylics, 43% polyester), Leather Premium L40 (Semi-aniline nappa leather with a very soft and supple feel), Leather Premium L50 (Semi-aniline nappa leather with a very soft and supple feel, vegetable tanned).

Please Note - The steel frame in Metal Brut has a raw irregular surface protected by a transparent powder coating.

Jean Prouvé

This product is designed by
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.

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