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Standard SP

by Jean Prouvé, 1934/1950 — 515,00 €
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Standard SP

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With the design and the construction of the Vitra Standard SP chair ("Siège en plastique", engl. "Plastic seat") the French designer Jean Prouvé concentrated on the statics: Because on the hind legs bear the greatest burden they were designed with triangular sheet steel, while for the lower legs more refined thin tubular steel legs suffice to overcome the load. Today Vitra produce the design classic in a version with seat and backrest made of ASA Plastic and a base made of sheet steel and round tubular steel.


Product type Multi-purpose chair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Seat / backrest
ASA deep black
ASA basalt
ASA teak brown
ASA marron
ASA olive
ASA citron
ASA warm grey

Deep black
Japanese red

Material Seat and backrest: ASA plastic (fine structure)
Frame: sheet steel and round tube, powder coated (structure)
Variants Alternatively available as Vitra Standard with wooden seat
Care To clean, wiping with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months

Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 10 years
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Standard SP, Deep black, Deep black
Standard SP, Teak brown, Japanese red
Standard SP, Olive, Basalt
Standard SP, Basalt grey, Deep black
Standard SP, Citron, Chocolate
Standard SP, Warmgrey, Deep black
Standard SP, Warmgrey, Basalt
Standard SP, Teak brown, Basalt
Standard SP, Basalt grey, Japanese red
Standard SP, Citron, Mint
Standard SP, Marron, Mint
Standard SP, Basalt grey, Chocolate
Standard SP, Basalt grey, Basalt
Standard SP, Warmgrey, Ecru
Standard SP, Marron, Chocolate
Standard SP, Teak brown, Ecru
Standard SP, Warmgrey, Japanese red
Standard SP, Teak brown, Deep black
Standard SP, Olive, Ecru
Standard SP, Marron, Ecru

Design Story

Original Standard SP chair from Jean Prouvé and Vitra

When realising the design and construction of the Vitra Standard SP chairs Jean Prouvé concentrated purely on static considerations: Because the hind legs bear the greatest burden they need to be most stable, and hence are crafted from triangular shaped sheet steel. Conversely the relatively light load on the front of the chair allows for thin tubular steel legs and thus a charming formal contrast. Thus because static considerations were the base thinking behind the chair's design, the chair exists significantly distant from other chair designs and represents a successful crossover object between architecture and design. Today Vitra produce the Prouvé design classic with seat and backrest made of robust ASA plastic and base made of sheet steel and tubular. The classic wooden Standard Chair is alternatively available. Just like the original Standard chair by Jean Prouvé, the Standard SP is also part of the Vitra manufacturer's warranty programme.

Prouvé's Standard SP chair from Vitra

The original comes from Vitra: Standard SP from Jean Prouvé

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