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Vitra Cite Chair

Brand

vitra
Starting at: $5,920.00 CAD
$5,920.00 CAD

Description

Cité Armchair is one of Prouve's early masterpieces, designed for a competition for furnishing the halls of residence at Nancy's cite universitaire. Prouve himself used this armchair with its dynamic appearance, its characteristic coated sheet steel rockers MORE INFO

Product Options

  • Japanese red powder-coated (smooth)
  • Deep black powder-coated (smooth)
  • Ecru powder-coated (smooth)
DesignerVitra
Material
  • Cotton100%

Cité is a plain-weave cotton textile that fulfills the technical requirements of a nearly self-supporting fabric. Its two neutral colour tones are ideally suited for the Prouvé Collection, for which the fabric was developed. The fabric is soft to the touch yet still robust and durable.

  • Beige
  • Black
DesignerVitra

The standard grade leather used by Vitra is a robust cowhide leather, dyed-through, pigmented and embossed with an even grain pattern. Since it is hard-wearing and easy to maintain, it can also be used in office environments.

  • Dim Grey 21
  • Nero 66
  • Asphalt 67
  • Chocolate 68
  • Marron 69
  • Red 70
  • Sand 71
  • Snow 72

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$5,920.00 CAD
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Cité Armchair is one of Prouve's early masterpieces, designed for a competition for furnishing the halls of residence at Nancy's cite universitaire. Prouve himself used this armchair with its dynamic appearance, its characteristic coated sheet steel rockers and broad leather arm support straps in the living room of his house.

MATERIALS:

  • Upholstery: height-adjustable neck support cushion made of polyurethane foam
  • Base: molded sheet steel, powder-coated

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 84 cm / 33 Inch
  • Width: 68 cm / 26.75 Inch
  • Depth: 95 cm / 37.5 Inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Cover: seat and back in one piece

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Brand
Vitra

Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.

Designer
Vitra Cite Chair Designed by:
  • Jean Prouve , 1930
Jean Prouve

Jean Prouvé

France, 1901 - 1984

Jean Prouvé is one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern design movement. Prouvé introduced industrial, engineered modern design aesthetic to interiors in the steel and aluminum furniture he created.

Jean Prouvé was born into an artistic family in Nancy, France; his famous father, Victor Prouvé, collaborated with the great Art Nouveau artists Emile Galle and Louis Majorelle. Prouvé was trained as a metal smith before attending engineering school in Nancy and his intimate knowledge of metal remained the foundation of his work and career. After opening his own workshop in 1923, he began producing modern metal furniture of his own design as well as collaborating with some of the best-known French modern designers of the day, including Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. His shelving units for the dormitories at the Cite Internationale universitaire de Paris, designed with Perriand and the artist Sonia Delaunay in 1952, are perhaps the best-known examples of his collaborative work.

Jean Prouvé strove for the most efficient designs, with such classic results as the Standard Chair, 1934 and the Cite Chair of 1930. Utilizing his innovative method of folding sheet metal, Jean Prouvé designed a series of tables that have the perceived lightness of bridges and the presence of architecture. In the mid 1950s Jean Prouve began devoting his time to the challenges of prefabricated architecture. His own house, which he designed as a prototype, is now considered a major development in prefab housing.

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