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ID Chair
Design: Antonio Citterio

The office swivel chair is the most important item of furniture for an office worker: Being individually adjustable to suit specific users, teams or situations in terms of function, comfort and aesthetics, an office swivel chair can have an impact not only on health but also on productivity and physical well-being in the workplace.

By contrast, many companies seek the advantages of standardisation: Facility management and procurement thus rationalise purchasing and maintenance.

One single office chair model is usually not enough to satisfy these seemingly incompatible needs. That is why Vitra has developed the ID Chair Concept together with Antonio Citterio.

The ID Chair Concept caters for the various needs in the office: Based on the newly developed FlowMotion platform mechanism, the system provides more than 8,000 options for customisation to suit the individual user, while always remaining essentially the same chair in look and construction – with all the benefits this brings for companies in terms of aesthetics, maintenance and service

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Eames Plastic Armchair RAR
Design: Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

Plastic Armchairs were first presented as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's rockers and manufactured in their millions. In their latest version made of polypropylene the Armchairs now offer even greater sitting comfort.

RAR = Rocking Armchair Rod Base

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Polder Sofa
Design: Hella Jongerius, 2005

In Holland “Polder” refers to the artificial land reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. The body of the Polder Sofa is just as low-lying, just as flat, and has just as much emphasis on the horizontal. Hella Jongerius chose for it five carefully selected colour combinations and fabric qualities, accentuating them with high-tech threads and large buttons made of natural materials.

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Suita Sofa
Design: Antonio Citterio, 2010

The Suita Sofa ushers in a new phase in the partnership between Vitra and Antonio Citterio that began in 1985. For the very first time, they have created a modern, timeless and elegant sofa range for the living room in Citterio’s signature style. Suita is a collaborative creation between Vitra and Citterio, born in 1950, and serves to add a system including both sofas and chairs that all subtly combine Italian flair for lightness and elegant workmanship with Swiss industrial quality and precision.

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Tip Ton
Design: Barber Osgerby, 2011

Tip Ton defines a whole new chair typology: the solid plastic chair with forward-tilt action. Its name refers to the two types of sitting experiences that characterise the chair – from a normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted a few degrees forward where it then stays in place. The innovation behind this seemingly simple feature lies in the skids, which rise at a nine-degree angle. The forward-tilt sitting position, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. Thanks to its striking appearance, Tip Ton is an outstanding dining table or home-office solution; it is also ideal for use in restaurants, conference and meeting spaces and educational institutions.

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Grand Repos
Design: Antonio Citterio, 2011

“Developing a new chair for Vitra in the wake of a masterpiece like the Eames Lounge Chair was a unique challenge.”" Antonio Citterio Grand Repos and Repos stand in the tradition of the classic lounge chair, but have developed this concept further to reach a new level. With their generous padding and continuously adjustable sitting positions, these chairs fulfil almost all demands with respect to comfortable, relaxing seating.

The Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio knows how to combine timeless elegance with unsurpassed comfort. He has worked with Vitra regularly for around 25 years and during this time has created a variety of designs – including several pioneering office chairs. After many years of experience in creating dynamic and healthy seating, he has now applied his expertise to the private living area, with Grand Repos as his premiere piece.

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Bovist
Design: Hella Jongerius, 2005

Bovist is a decorative floor cushion, stool, and ottoman all in one. Its appealing shape and high degree of seating comfort are thanks to the large number of taken-in strips on the side and a filling of small plastic balls. Large sections of embroidery give the cover, which consists of different coloured fabrics, a particular charm and there is a knitted thread handle for moving Bovist to different places in the apartment.

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Place Sofa
Design: Jasper Morrison, 2008

Place Sofa is Jasper Morrison’s interpretation of what is now a modern classic sofa type: a low lounge sofa with a decidedly horizontal thrust. With carefully chosen proportions, much comfort and no decorative frills, Place Sofa offers the key features in the purest of condensed form.

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