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Konstantin Grcic, 2020


The Citizen armchair combines an unconventional design with a new way of sitting: the seat is suspended on three cables to enable a pleasant swinging movement, while the backrest is firmly attached to the steel frame. This unique dynamic sitting experience is enhanced by the sink-in effect of the cantilever frame, which is mounted on a swivel base.

Citizen is characterised by its tubular steel frame, which defines the structure and shape of the chair, as well as by the freely suspended seat cushion that appears to float above the base. While the seat and backrest are upholstered, nothing is hidden in the construction and the metal frame is deliberately left visible. This gives Citizen an honest and unpretentious look with a sporty flair.

The armchair is available in two versions: Citizen Highback, a typical eye-catching lounge chair offering extraordinary comfort with its high backrest, and Citizen Lowback with a low backrest, which can also be combined in groups to demarcate and define entire lounge areas. The upholstery covers can be selected from a wide range of fabrics and types of leathers. An identical material is used for the seat and back while the neck pillow may be chosen in a different colour.

This product was designed by
Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic was trained as a cabinetmaker at Parnham College in Dorset before studying industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1991 he set up his own practice, Konstantin Grcic Design. The Vitra Design Museum devoted a monographic exhibition to Grcic and his work in 2014.
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