First designed in 1951, the Vitra Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Chair is a substantial piece of office seating, with its generous proportions and luxurious finish. A sense of industrial heritage runs through the Fauteuil range, which celebrates the naturally iconic nature that comes with such timeless style. The Direction Pivotant chair features a deep cushion and backrest, and is upholstered in a choice of premium Twill and Tress fabrics. A formidable steel base gives the chair its unique character, and offers a wide range of adjustment options, including a backward tilt, and is lockable in the forward position. A gas spring powers the mechanical element of the base, while a distinctive powder-coated finish really sets the Vitra Fauteuil Direction Pivotant Chair apart from other pieces of this nature.
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.