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Prouvé Cité Armchair

Prouvé Cité Armchair

Designed by Jean Prouvé, produced by Vitra

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Favored among collectors, the Cité Armchair (1930), with its low build and angled backrest, exhibits a certain static dynamism inherent to Jean Prouvé's work. A resilient fabric sling seat is stretched over the chair's tubular steel frame to produce a hammock effect, following the contours and movement of the body for constant support. Distinctive sheet steel runners serve as the base, giving way to thick leather belt armrests that invite contact with their smooth tactility. One of Prouvé's few designs that he used in his own home, the Cité Armchair is a compelling lounge option for residential and commercial spaces. Reproduced to exacting standards by Vitra. Made in Germany.

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Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé

FRANCE (1901–1984)

As the critical reassessment of 20th-century design continues, no greater rediscovery has been made than the work of French engineer-designer Jean Prouvé. “Never design anything that cannot be made,” Prouvé once said. He betrayed his training as an engineer with a practical body of work ranging from letter openers and doorknobs to furniture and buildings.


Prouvé was born into an artistic family ...

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Dimensions

H 37.5" W 27" D 33" Seat H 13.5"

Materials

Black lacquered sheet steel frame; saddle leather strap armrests; 100% cotton upholstery.

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