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Grand Repos by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

In the interest of mixing business with pleasure, Vitra has introduced Repos and Grand Repos, a lounge chair that uses office chair technology to increase comfort.

Antonio Citterio, Vitra, Repos, Grand Repos, ottoman, footrest, lounge chair, contract, biomechanical design Grand Repos and ottoman

“Developing a new chair for Vitra in the wake of a masterpiece like the Eames Lounge Chair was a unique challenge,” explains Antonio Citterio.

The chair encourages movement with a large, upholstered seat and backrest on a swiveling base. “Its design tells the story of people and their relationships,” says Citterio. “Common ideas are born of ethical considerations and a sense for adventure.”

A smaller version of the design, Repose, has a wingless headrest. Both feature a biomechanical construction that allows the chair to adapt to the user’s position with an angled seat. A mechanism that senses the user’s weight can also be locked in any position. The chair’s wide armrests and lumbar support increase its ergonomics. The line is available with a swiveling ottoman or upholstered, four-legged footrest.

Visit the company’s site to see distribution information.

Antonio Citterio, Vitra, Repos, Grand Repos, ottoman, footrest, lounge chair, contract, biomechanical design The smaller Repos chair and four-legged footrest

About the Manufacturer: Vitra is a Swiss furniture company that designs and manufactures contemporary furniture and objects, as well as licensed reproductions of classic pieces. Vitra reissues the designs of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, among others. Known for their impressive collection of mid-century lounge chairs, Vitra offers “inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces.” Vitra is known for its fruitful collaborations with renowned international designers and architects such as Ron Arad and Zaha Hadid.

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Krichels


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