Prouvé Cité Lounge Chair

 

Continuing the tradition of featuring a design classic each week (‘Classic Thursdays’ perhaps?), we turn our attention to Prouvé’s Cité Lounge Chair.

Designed by Jean Prouvé in 1930, the Cité Lounge Chair has broad leather arm straps and a molded sheet steel frame. This chair was one of Prouvé’s earlier furniture designs, and typifies his rational-sculptural aesthetic. The strong lines with a reserved color palette all lead to a subtle modern look that looks just as current as it was eighty years ago.


Prouvé Cité Lounge Chair

“In 1930 Prouvé helped establish the Union of Modern Artists whose manifesto read, ‘We like logic, balance and purity.’” -wikipedia

“Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect” -Le Corbusier

Frame made of sheet steel, lacquered finish in red, black or beige. Single piece fabric cover in black, beige, tobacco and leather. Armrests are made of thick natural saddle leather straps, including neck support cushion.

26.75″ w | 37.5″ d | 33″ h

 

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