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Grand Relax & Ottoman

Antonio Citterio, 2019
Grand Relax is a luxurious reclining lounge chair combining outstanding comfort with compact dimensions and a classic understated aesthetic. When sitting down, the user sinks into the soft cushions, and the chair reclines thanks to an integrated and adjustable synchronised mechanism concealed within the seat. The backrest can be locked in any position. The outer backrest is covered with embossed split leather, forming a type of shield that enfolds the user, while defining the contours of the lounge chair. Grand Relax appears both compact and inviting.
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Grand Relax
Grand Relax is a luxurious reclining lounge chair combining outstanding comfort with compact dimensions and a classic understated aesthetic. The exceptional seating experience offered by this chair stems from the harmonious interplay of diverse elements and its conception as a leather-upholstered furnishing. High-quality covers in leather or fabric encase the soft seat and back cushions, which sit loosely on the lounge chair and snugly envelop the sitter. When sitting down, the user sinks slowly into the cushions, while a concealed integrated mechanism absorbs the weight and moves the chair into a reclined position. The seat and backrest move independently in synchronised motion. A control knob can be rotated to adjust the resistance of the mechanism, and the backrest can be locked at any angle. Mounted on an elegant four-star base made of aluminium, the lounge chair can be rotated 360°. A matching ottoman is available as a footrest or additional seating option. Grand Relax features a combination of choice materials, such as cast aluminium, elegant fabrics and high-quality leather. Antonio Citterio developed the armchair with the material foremost in mind, and wanted the cushions to have a 'lived-in' look. He therefore selected particularly soft cushions that give each armchair an individual, relaxed appearance – especially with leather covers, which acquire an appealing patina with visible creases over time. The lower half of the outer backrest shell is covered with embossed split leather, forming a type of shield that enfolds the user, while defining the contours of the lounge chair. The combination of split leather with the rest of the armchair creates a dynamic contrast between the armchair's inner and outer faces, which can be further accentuated with the choice of different colours. Grand Relax has a compact yet inviting appearance. The carefully designed proportions of the low-slung body, long armrests and upward tapering backrest visually emphasise the dynamic seating experience and emanate a comfortable feeling of security.
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Antonio Citterio
The architect and designer Antonio Citterio, who lives and works in Milan, has collaborated with Vitra since 1988. Together they have produced a series of office chairs and various office systems, as well as products for the Vitra Home Collection. The Citterio Collection is constantly being expanded.