Vitra Solvay Wooden Dining Table by Jean Prouve
Jean Prouvé Solvay Table (La Table Solvay) by Vitra. New official authorized version by the Prouvé estate, produced by Vitra Germany. Designed in 1940/41 by Prouvé, Vitra's iconic Solvay dining table is a solid choice for the living room or even a home office. The Solvay Table is one of Prouve's earliest furniture designs. The aesthetic quality of this dynamic looking table, with its distinctive tubular steel struts, robust legs and solid wood table top, makes it a natural match in any interior. This table fits well in the domestic setting (where Prouve himself used it as a dining table) but can also be used in libraries, reception areas, hotels, etc.
During the years of 1941 and 1942, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé planned and executed a number of interior design projects for the Solvay chemical company. Numerous pieces of furniture were developed in connection with this commission, including a table made of wood that exemplifies Prouvé’s construction methods: its structural details illustrate the interplay of forces and stresses – similar to the later design of the EM Table, whose metal legs distinguish it from its predecessor. Due to the scarcity of metal during World War II, the Table Solvay was designed and constructed with wooden legs.
Table Solvay is a creation by French industrial designer Jean Prouvé. The solid wood components and fine oiled finish of the Table Solvay give it a sense of ease and refinement, mitigating the technical coolness of its design. Jean Prouvé, who always considered himself a design engineer, was also the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique range of designs includes letter openers, door and window fittings, lamps and furniture – and even prefabricated houses and modular construction systems; essentially, anything that can be designed and industrially manufactured.
- Table top: solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, core smoked oak or American walnut.
- Base: legs matched to table top, solid wood with oiled finish.
- Finishes: in natural oak, core smoked oak or American walnut.
- Connecting element: tubular steel strut, powder-coated in deep black (smooth finish).
- Dimensions: available in several sizes to suit your needs.
Vitra Product Code: 212 028 00
Material: powder coated steel, wood
Dimensions: see options
Use: indoor, dining room, bedroom, office
Shape: dining table
Product Category: furniture, dining table
Style: modern, contemporary
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Model 4 (length is 94 1/2") in American Walnut is in stock.
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
Other sizes/finishes have an 8-12 week lead time.
This table will be securely packaged and shipped by freight, fully insured with tracking and scheduled delivery. Price includes complimentary delivery (curbside). White glove delivery, when available, is optional.