The Cité armchair is an early masterpiece by the French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé.
Designed in 1930 for a competition to furnish the student residence halls at the Cité Universitaire in Nancy, the Cité armchair is one of Jean Prouvé’s masterpieces. Prouvé himself used this dynamic looking armchair – with distinctive runners made of powder-coated sheet steel and broad leather belts for armrests – in the living room of his own home. Generous dimensions and inviting upholstery contribute to the great comfort of Cité.
The version offered here is from 2002 by Vitra, marked and labeled. (Photos are available) The sand-colored canvas cover has a small rosé stitch, which makes it look a little warmer overall.
The condition is very good, the leather of the armrests is smooth - the seating comfort enormous.