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ID Air

Antonio Citterio, 2012/2021

The one-piece plastic backrest of ID Air is an innovative construction manufactured in a patented process. The pattern of strategically placed perforations offers great freedom of movement while providing the necessary support for healthy sitting postures. The flexibility of the backrest and effective air circulation are complemented by a pleasantly upholstered seat to ensure a high degree of comfort.

Product family

ID Chair Concept

The ID Chair Concept offers countless customisation options to suit individual users. Different variations of the FlowMotion mechanism, a selection of backrests, armrests, seats and bases, along with a broad array of colours and fabrics, enable every user and company to find the perfect ID Chair – whether for an open-plan setting, individual or team offices, conference areas or management offices. Despite the many possible variations, it always remains essentially the same chair in look and construction, with benefits for companies in terms of aesthetics, maintenance and service – and some models are 100% recyclable. A study by the Institute for Biomechanics at ETH Zurich – one of the most renowned universities worldwide – showed that the ID Chair's range of movement is fully utilised. EMG measurements (electromyography) confirmed that intuitive use of the weight-dependent forward tilt mechanism activates core muscles in the abdomen and back. This boosts the metabolism and stabilises the lumbar column. MRI/MRT measurements (magnetic resonance imaging) proved that the forward tilt function triggers movement in all segments of the lower spine. This relieves pressure and enhances the diffusion of nutrients to the intervertebral discs. These dynamic sitting features actively prevent health problems. The pleasantly soft seat options, the multi-adjustable armrests and the supportive backrests provide a high degree of comfort. Thanks to its new PU-foam-free Formfit F seat, the ID Chair is now even more sustainable. With a cushion manufactured from 100% recyclable polyester fibres — also used in mattresses — the highly breathable seat of this task chair is the first of its kind and allows customers to create configurations of the ID Chair that are 100% recyclable. The ID Chair Concept consists of the models ID Cloud, ID Air, ID Mesh, ID Soft, ID Soft L, ID Trim and ID Trim L, each with a different backrest.

This product was designed by

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.