Jean Prouvé, 1930

The Cité armchair is an early masterpiece by the French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé. Originally designed to furnish the student residence halls at the Cité Universitaire in Nancy, Prouvé also used this comfortable, expansive armchair with powder-coated steel runners and leather belt armrests in the living room of his own home.
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Material description
  • Cover: seat and back in one piece. Cover in black or beige fabric, or nero leather.
  • Upholstery: height-adjustable neck support cushion made of polyurethane foam, covered.
  • Base: molded sheet steel, powder-coated in black, red or cream.
  • Glides: with hard glides for carpets. Glides with felt pads for hard floor surfaces are available upon request.
This product was designed by
Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.
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