Vitra Standard Chair
Jean Prouvé, 1934
Chairs take the most stress on their back legs, where they bear the weight of the user’s upper body. The engineer, architect and designer Jean Prouvé incorporated this simple insight in his design for the Standard Chair: while steel tubing suffices for the front legs, since they are subject to less stress, the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer the primary weight to the floor.
Standard comes in a classic version with seat and back in wood or in the models Standard SP with seat and back in robust plastic and Standard SR with upholstery.