After years of ongoing exploration, Swiss furniture company Vitra and designer Konstantin Grcic have developed the Citizen lounge chair. Unconventional construction leads to a surprising new way of sitting with a dual purpose design that blends home and work.
The seat of the Citizen chair is suspended on three cables affixed to a steel frame that facilitates a swinging movement in all directions. The semicircular shape of the backrest ergonomically hugs the upper body, helping to prevent slouching. The cantilever structural frame of the chair is mounted on a swivel base for even more flexibility. Citizen is available in two versions: Citizen Highback and Citizen Lowback. The Highback has the presence of a lounge chair, while the Lowback can be arranged in groups. The same material is used for both the seat and back, while the neck pillow may be chosen in a different color.
“Citizen combines familiar elements with an entirely new type of construction, which we developed together over many years. For me, it was a very enriching experience to devote so much time and attention to the development of a single idea,” says Konstantin Grcic.