Vitra Tuesday 15 May 2012

"Developing a new chair for Vitra in the wake of a masterpiece like the Eames Lounge Chair was a unique challenge", explains Antonio Citterio, referring to his design of the Grand Repos.

The large, comfortable lounge chair from the Italian designer marks an important step in the evolution of his typology and defines new benchmarks for users.

Antonio Citterio knows how to combine timeless criteria of elegance with surpassing comfort. His Grand Repos responds to every demand for comfortable seating like a considerate host and companion. The upholstered seat and backrest of the large swivel chair accommodate movement and invite users to relax in different positions.

Antonio Citterio has worked with Vitra regularly for nearly 25 years and developed numerous objects for around the office. With the Grand Repos - and the smaller version without wings, Repos - Citterio transferred expertise in the field of office chair technology to the private living world. Thanks to its bio-mechanical construction, the lounge chair adapts to any seated position. The angle of the seat and back follow the fluid movement of the user synchronously, while the chair's invisible mechanism adjusts to the user's body weight and can be locked in any position. With the Grand Repose, ergonomics, movement and relaxation unite.

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Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.

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