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Cité Armchair Japanese Red & Beige



Crafted by Vitra and designed by Jean Prouvé, this Cité Armchair is upholstered in Vitra’s premium Cité beige cotton fabric, with a Japanese red powder-coated steel base and tan leather straps that showcase Prouvé’s minimalist style perfectly.

An engineer, architect and designer all at once, Jean Prouvé called himself ‘le Constructeur’ or ‘The Factory man’ and was driven by systematic design and industrial processes.

Designed in 1930, the Cité Armchair was originally destined to simply furnish the student residence halls at the Cité Universitaire in Nancy. However, the armchair proved so comfortable and elegant that Prouvé used the ergonomic armchair in the living room of his own home.

Upholstered in Vitra’s robust 100% cotton Cité fabric, the armchair features Japanese red powder-coated steel runners adorned with tan leather straps that form the armrests. With the option of plastic glides for carpeted rooms and felt glides for harder surfaces, the Cité Armchair would make the perfect functional addition to any room.


  • Manufactured to exacting standards by Vitra
  • Japanese red powder-coated steel frame
  • Expertly upholstered in Vitra’s Cité fabric


68cm (w) x 84cm (h) x 95cm (d)
Seat Height: 21cm

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