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Citizen Lowback

Konstantin Grcic, 2020

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The Citizen armchair combines an unconventional design with a new way of sitting: the seat is suspended on three cables, enabling a pleasant swinging movement and a unique dynamic experience for the sitter.
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Material description
  • Frame: tubular steel, powder-coated in deep black (textured finish).
  • Back: support shell in rigid polyurethane foam, encased in moulded polyurethane foam.
  • Neck cushion: filled with a mix of 50% polyester fibre and 50% ball fibre.
  • Seat: metal inserts, encased in moulded polyurethane foam. Suspended on frame by means of three steel cables, cathodic dip coating in black.
  • Cover: fabric or leather.
  • Seat height: 455 mm (320 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).
  • Base: four-star swivel base made of tubular steel, powder-coated in deep black (textured finish), plastic glides with felt inserts.
Product family
Citizen
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…
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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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