Vitra Cite Lounge Chair

Jean Prouve

Cité armchair is one of Prouvé's early masterpieces, designed for a competition for furnishing the halls of residence at Nancy's cité universitaire. Prouvé 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.

    • Material Bent sheet steel base with a smooth powder-coated finish. Seat and backrest in single-piece fabric cover. Armrests made of natural leather straps, polyurethane foam headrest cushion (adjustable). Felt Glides for Hard floor.
      • Dimensions Height: 84cm, Depth: 95cm, Width: 68cm
      • Delivery Time Normally Around 10 weeks

      Designed By

      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, this success enabled him to open his own factory in 1947. He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. In close cooperation with the Prouvé family, Vitra began in 2002 to issue re-editions of his iconic and timeless designs.