Vitra’s Standard Chair, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1934, has a unique metal structure inspired by Prouvé’s engineering background. Because most of the weight is carried by the chair’s back legs, Prouvé decided to place large, hollow steel legs on the back and slim ones on the front.
The green hue of the chair's frame is part of Jean Prouvé’s original colour chart, which he developed himself. The shade is called Blé Vert, "green wheat", and it alludes to the fresh hue of young wheat. With its pleasantly shaped seat and backrest in oak plywood, the Standard Chair makes an excellent dining chair, and its design matches perfectly with Vitra's EM Table, which was also designed by Prouvé.