Design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Powder-coated round & molded sheet steel, solid wood Made in Germany by Vitra
The swivel seat of Fauteuil Direction Pivotant is height adjustable, and the backward tilt mechanism can be adapted to the individual user's weight. These features are paired with the generous upholstery to ensure optimum comfort. Leather or fabric covers are available in many different colours, making it easy to find the ideal chair for any type of business workplace or home office.
Although it is immediately evident that the Fauteuil Direction Pivotant hails from a different era, it appears in no way outdated or old-fashioned.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 French designer, architect and engineer Jean Prouvé, who 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…
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, from lighting and furniture to façade elements and prefabricated houses, from modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.
In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of designs by this great French constructeur.