Nancy, France Bent steel, steel tube, leather, oak W 61 x D 60 x H 80 x SH 46 cm
A fine example of Prouve's chair design with a bent tubular and flat steel frame with oak armrests and open-frame backrest. the Director armchair was produced in far fewer quantities and the original is quite rare.
Provenance: Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France Galeries Jousse Seguin, Paris
Literature: Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 48-51 for a similar version
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, pp. 215-216, figs. 1209.4,1 and 1209.4,2
Galerie Patrick Seguin and Sonnabend Gallery, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 2007, pp. 298, 310 and 312-313
Condition: In good vintage condition. Leather and upholstery of seat and backrest have been restored at some point in time. Some signs of wear consistent with age and use.