A CHAIR BUILT LIKE A GARNMENT
Making a garment means taking into account its function, suitability of its material, manufacturing and its adaptation to the environment. The conjunction of these criteria contributes in our view to its “livability” – how it will be lived in, and this is precisely the challenge that we are striving to meet.
In this sense, the famous Métropole chair by Jean Prouvé, more commonly known as Standard, is iconic for us. Designed in 1934, it takes into consideration the human anatomy, the back part being reinforced to better support the torso. It emits a feeling of stability and solidity. Made of plywood, tubular metal and sheets of folded steel, it also stands out for being made of a few simple materials.
The 1942 version known as “all-wood” version matches the spirit and challenges of the times: the original metal base was replaced by wood as metal had become scarce during the Second World War.
Simplicity and intelligence. Ultimate sophistication.
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