• Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra
  • Cité armchair, 1930, Jean prouve, Vitra

Cité armchair, 1930

Cité armchair by Jean Prouve for Vitra.

The 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 in the living room of his house. The chair has a dynamic appearance, with a characteristic coated sheet steel frame and broad leather arm support straps.

The belted natural leather strap encircles the chair leg structure on each side to create an armrest.

Fitted with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.

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Cité armchair by Jean Prouve for Vitra.

The 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 in the living room of his house. The chair has a dynamic appearance, with a characteristic coated sheet steel frame and broad leather arm support straps.

The belted natural leather strap encircles the chair leg structure on each side to create an armrest.

Fitted with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.

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68w x 95d x 21/84cmh

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Frame in smooth powder-coated bent steel sheet available in Japanese red, deep black and ecru colour.
Seat and back with a continuous cover in fabric and leather.

Fabric available in different colours.
Leather available in black.

View the pdf in the download section to explore available upholstery swatches.

Samples may be viewed at our showroom and shop as well.
Height-adjustable neck cushion in polyurethane foam.

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Vitra is a Swiss based manufacturer of designer home and office furniture, lighting and accessories.

Vitra is a Swiss based manufacturer of designer home and office furniture, lighting and accessories.

Originally founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, the company moved to Birsfelden, Switzerland in 1994. Soon after forming, Vitra acquired licences for the products of many renowned American designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson.

Vitra have continued to produce innovative products and concepts, working with established designers to push boundaries within design.

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