The engineer and designer Jean Prouvé produced his creations in his own workshop in Nancy. This enabled him to easily implement customer requests and changes to the products. Numerous variations of Prouvé's most successful designs were therefore developed over the years. This is the case with Chair Standard, which was fabricated in diverse versions for different interior design projects. With one of these variants, the Standard SR (siège rembourré), the chair has an upholstered seat and backrest.
Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory. Due to disagreements with the majority shareholders, he left the company in 1953. During the ensuing decades, Prouvé served as a consulting engineer on a number of important architectural projects in Paris.