Jointly developed by Vitra and Antonio Citterio, the Grand Repos Lounge introduces a new level of comfort and flexibility to the home environment. It is the result of decades of research into contemporary seating, undertaken by the designer at a variety of firms. While it's styling is classic in its confident lines and elegant high back, the internal mechanisms are anything but.
Thanks to the synchronised mechanism concealed beneath the upholstery, sitters can move from an upright posture to a reclined angle for resting and lock the backrest in any position. The resistance of the backrest can be manually adjusted to the user's weight. This ensures great comfort and optimal spinal support across the entire range of movement.
Ideal for use in both productive and lounge environments, the elegant swivel-based lounge chair imparts an immediate sense of relaxation. It is now also available with Vitra's Premium Grade F leather — a sustainable update that rejects harsh chemicals in the tanning process in favour of natural materials extracted from olive leaves. A waste product from typical olive harvests, it's one of the many ways that Vitra are gearing up for a sustainable future.
Materials & Finishes
Chair/body: moulded polyurethane foam with webbed plastic frame and integrated synchronised mechanism with locking device.
Seat heights: 400 mm (310 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1) or 450 mm (360 mm with applied load, measured in ac- cordance with EN 1335-1).
Upholstery: Available online in Leather (L20), Premium Leather (L40) and Leather Premium F (L50).
The production of Leather Premium F utilises a tanning agent extracted from olive tree leaves, a waste product of the olive harvest. The use of chemicals is reduced to a minimum throughout the entire process, andthose that remain necessary are non-hazardous. This sustainable product retains the appealing look and pleasantly soft feel of Leather Premium. In addition to the eco-friendly tanning process, environmental impact is measurably reduced by sourcing the cowhides from selected local regions (Switzerland, Denmark and southern Germany). Available for the price of the standard Premium Leather until 31st January 2021.
Base: four-star base in die-cast aluminium, polished or powder-coated finish. Note: The base version determines the finish of the mechanism control lever. Neck pillow: filled with feathers.
W 74 x D 81 x H 109.5 - 114.5 cm
Seat height - 40 or 45 cm
W 62 x D 62 x H 40 or 45 cm
Not all Vitra Furniture is available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London-based showroom where we have an array of Vitra Furniture on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
Vitra warrants its products for five years against defects in workmanship and material.
Year of design