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.