The Cite armchair is an early masterpiece designed by Jean Prouvé. Originally designed in 1930 to furnish the student residence halls at the Cité University in Nancy, France. With distinctive runners made of powder-coated sheet steel and broad leather arm support straps, Prouvé himself used this armchair in the living room of his house due to its generous dimensions and idiosyncratic design.

Constructed from a sturdy seat covered in Vitra's fabric or leather and a bent sheet steel frame with an adjustable headrest, the Cite armchair is both durable and timeless. Its low height and ergonomically designed deep angled seat with a cushioned headrest ensures maximum comfort while seated. 
Thanks to an understated playful aesthetic, the Cite armchair is versatile and suited for use at home or in public spaces. 

The Cite armchair is available with eight different base options and upholstery options in four different Vitra fabric groups - F40, F80, L40 and L50. If you would like to order an armchair in a fabric not listed on the page, see the product download section on this product page, or please feel free to contact us if you would like to see some fabric samples. 

Cite Armchair
by Vitra


Mello 03 Cement (F40)
Mello 04 Canary (F40)
Tress 10 Pebble Melange (F80)
Leather Premium 59 Jade (L50)
$3,507.00

The Cite armchair is an early masterpiece designed by Jean Prouvé. Originally designed in 1930 to furnish the student residence halls at the Cité University in Nancy, France. With distinctive runners made of powder-coated sheet steel and broad leather arm support straps, Prouvé himself used this armchair in the living room of his house due to its generous dimensions and idiosyncratic design.

Constructed from a sturdy seat covered in Vitra's fabric or leather and a bent sheet steel frame with an adjustable headrest, the Cite armchair is both durable and timeless. Its low height and ergonomically designed deep angled seat with...

The Cite armchair is an early masterpiece designed by Jean Prouvé. Originally designed in 1930 to furnish the student residence halls at the Cité University in Nancy, France. With distinctive runners made of powder-coated sheet steel and broad leather arm support straps, Prouvé himself used this armchair in the living room of his house due to its generous dimensions and idiosyncratic design.

Constructed from a sturdy seat covered in Vitra's fabric or leather and a bent sheet steel frame with an adjustable headrest, the Cite armchair is both durable and timeless. Its low height and ergonomically designed deep angled seat with a cushioned headrest ensures maximum comfort while seated. 
Thanks to an understated playful aesthetic, the Cite armchair is versatile and suited for use at home or in public spaces. 

The Cite armchair is available with eight different base options and upholstery options in four different Vitra fabric groups - F40, F80, L40 and L50. If you would like to order an armchair in a fabric not listed on the page, see the product download section on this product page, or please feel free to contact us if you would like to see some fabric samples. 

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Width: 68 cm, Height: 84 cm, Depth: 95 cm, Seat Height: 33.5 cm, Seat Depth: 63 cm

Cover - Seat and backrest with a continuous cover in fabric or leather.

Seat height - 335 mm (210mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).

Base - Bent sheet steel, powder coated finish (smooth).

Glides - Fitted with plastic glides for carpet. Felt glides for hard floors are available upon request.

Upholstery -
Mello (recycled cotton 80%, polyester 20%), Tress (new wool 73%, polyester 19%), Leather Premium F (Semi-aniline nappa leather with a very soft and supple feel, vegetable tanned).

Jean Prouvé

This product is designed by
Jean Prouvé

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, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory.

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. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, lighting and furniture, façade elements and prefabricated houses / modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.

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