A true classic from the Prouvé vault, the Vitra Fauteuil de Salon armchair stems from 1939, and features a distinctive leather finish in this iteration. A highly comfortable seat and backrest is accompanied by a pair of armrests crafted from solid oak, while the over-arching aesthetic is one of an elegant minimalism. Prouvé's overriding philosophy of a functional design is clear in the Fauteuil de Salon, with the finished chair working beautifully whether placed on its own, or alongside the rest of the Fauteuil collection.
Jean Prouve was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France. Prouve trained as a metalsmith before attending engineering school in Nancy, and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career.
After opening his own workshop in 1923, Prouve began producing modern metal furniture of his own design as well as collaborating with some of the best-known French designers of the day, including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand.