Fauteuil Direction Chair by Jean Prouvé & G-Star Raw

Maxwell’s Daily Find 09.19.11

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Fauteuil Direction Chair by Jean Prouvé & G-Star Raw

• $3,600

If you're looking for something classic, but also totally contemporary and definitely aspirational, then you should check out Dutch jeansmaker G-Star RAW's newly interpreted line of Prouvé pieces at Vitra. On sale for one year only, and at a about a 50% limited edition markup from the regular line, these subtle, but beautifully altered designs (some of which have not been in production in years) are, indeed, super cool.

My favorite is the Fauteuil Direction Chair from 1951, which has been altered in scale, color, fabric and in the use of raw oak armrests. Material: powder-coated sheet steel and tubular steel frame / seat and backrest cushion in polyurethane foam / cover fabric 100% cotton / armrests solid oakwood, oiled

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.