Comfort, softness, and an inviting appearance – these are the classic characteristics of a lounge chair. But to be truly great, a chair must offer more than just the standard elements.At Vitra we’ve combined engineering expertise with a deep knowledge of upholstery, colours and materials to offer you the perfect lounge chair, equally suited as a special standalone piece or as an attractive addition to your existing living room furnishings.
The Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio has worked with Vitra for over 40 years. ‘Making a lounge chair at Vitra in the shadow of Charles and Ray Eames is something of a designer’s nightmare. You already have a masterpiece in the family, so creating a new design comes with a great responsibility’, acknowledged Citterio. Vitra Magazine pays the designer a visit in his Milan studio to talk about the city’s influence on his work, his personal workspace and his latest design — the Grand Relax lounge chair.