About this designer: Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Born in 1901 in Paris, Jean Prouvé was trained as a blacksmith and eventually opened his own metal workshop in Nancy 1924. During World War II he was forced to diversify in to wooden furniture due to the scarcity of steel and helped to develop frame houses. Until his death in 1984 Prouvé was busy as a lecturer, architect and furniture designer. Prouvé is best known for his Standard Chair for Vitra, stocked by Aram Store
About this brand: Vitra
Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.

Cite Armchair

Code: 5580
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520x950x265/830h mm
8-10 Weeks

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Cité Armchair is one of Prouvé's early masterpieces, designed in 1930 for a competition for furnishing the halls of residence at Nancy's cité universitaire. Prouvé himself used this armchair with its dynamic appearance, its characteristic coated sheet steel rockers and broad leather arm support straps in the living room of his house. .