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After delivering a masterpiece such as the Lounge Chair it's been a huge challenge for Antonio Citterio to create another remarkable lounge chair for Vitra. However, looking at the Repos he obviously managed it in a brilliant way. Repos combines modern shapes with elaborated technique and provides an outstanding level of comfort.


Product type Lounge Chair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Cosy 2
11-Merino black
10-Classic grey
01-Pebble grey

08-Anthracite melange
06-Pebble melange
02-Beige melange

Leather Premium F

Leather Premium

03-Aluminium polished
52-Basic dark

Vitra supply the Grand Repos is a range of other versions. Please contact smow customer service for more information and to request material samples.
Material Chair: polyurethane moulded foam with webbed plastic frame
Neck pillows: feather filling
Upholstery: Cosy 2 (80 % new woll, 20 % polyamide) Dumet (46 % cotton, 15 % rayon, 22 % wool, 8 % linen, 9 % polyamide)
Leather Premium or Leather Premium F
Four foot base: die-cast aluminium

With Leather Premium F Vitra both introduce an environmentally friendly leather and support the development of leather tanning in terms of increased ecological sustainability. The purely vegetable tanning agent used to treat the leather arises naturally during the processing of olive leaves, a process undertaken with as few chemicals as possible. Leather Premium F thereby offers all the advantages of existing high-quality leathers, with the added advantages of being as independent as possible from environmentally harmful substances and processes and being particularly skin-friendly.
Variants The Repos is available in two heights with different covers - either individually or with an ottoman, a small panchina or large panchina

The larger Grand Repos (with wings) is sold separately.
Function & properties Freely adjustable seat position, featuring position locking
Angle of the seat and backrest change synchronously
Care Leather: Superficial dirt can be removed with a damp cloth, - avoid vigorous rubbing. For cleaning we recommend special leather cleaner in foam or liquid form. Small stains are best removed with a colourless eraser. To protect the leather from drying out a leather conditioner should be used. Liquids should be immediately dab with a cloth and, if necessary, wiped it with a little fresh water.

Fabric: For the care of upholstery fabrics it is sufficient to vacuum any dust or lint with a upholstery nozzle. Fresh stains are best removed by immediately treating with an absorbent, lint-free cloth, dry dirt gently brushed with a soft brush. Depending on the type of stain substance solvents may be necessary, in such cases please consult a specialist before beginning.
Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,7 MB).

Popular versions

Repos, Chair Repos, Leather premium chocolate, 46 cm, Polished
Repos, Chair Repos, Leather Premium F chocolate, 46 cm, Polished
Repos, Chair Repos, Fabric Dumet anthracite melange, 41 cm, Polished
Repos, Chair Repos, Leather Premium chestnut, 46 cm, Basic dark
Repos, Chair Repos, Leather Premium sand, 46 cm, Polished
Repos, Chair Repos & Ottoman, Leather Premium F nero, 41 cm, Polished
Repos, Chair Repos, Fabric Dumet beige melange, 41 cm, Basic dark

Design Story

The Design

The Vitra Repos by Antonio Citterio opens a new dimension of comfortable seating. The Italian designer has often collaborated with Vitra, and over the decades has for all proven his expertise in the field of office chairs. For the ultimate home sitting experience Citterio has now used his knowledge of office chair design to create a lounge chair with an ingenious synchronous mechanism. The Vitra Repos adapts to the user's weight via spring force which allows the continuous synchronous adjustment of the position be that in an upright or reclining position. With his Repos chair Antonio Citterio has removed the backrest to create an even more reduced form of the elegant designer armchair. The Grand Repos with its high back and wings, however, is reminiscent of the very inviting classic wing chair. Both models are available on a rotating four foot base and are in a large range of leather and fabric versions. The optimal seating comfort is guaranteed with the matching Ottoman or Panchina.

Leather version of the Grand Repos with contrast stitching


The portfolio of Antonio Citterio has much more to offer than functional office furniture through which he has made such a name for both himself and Vitra. A trained architect Citterio founded his studio "Antonio Citterio and Partners" in 1999 and began to work on range of construction and interior design projects. In terms of design, the range of Citterio's work spans storage furniture, seating, fitness equipment and sanitary products, while the Vitra Repos and Grand Repos are not the only lounge furniture in the Citterio portfolio. In addition to the Vitra Suita Sofa, he has designed several sofas and armchairs for B & B Italia. Recognition for Citterio's work has come in the form of, for example, the Italian industrial design prize Compasso d'Oro and exhibitions of some of his furniture designs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou Paris.

The VitraHaus on the Vitra Campus

Version with wings: Grand Repos & Ottoman


From a collaboration between Vitra and Antonio Citterio has emerged a modern seating solution with extra comfort, the lounge chair Grand Repos. Vitra can reflect on a long history in producing high quality furniture, be that design classics such or the development of new office and residential furniture. Launched in 2011, along with the Repos, the Vitra Grand Repos comprises reduced, but generously sized cushions, inside which a synchronous positioning mechanism is hidden. The upholstery is available as either leather and the fabric Cosy, a mixture of wool and nylon. The four foot base is formed from die-cast aluminium available either as a polished or coloured version. Complimenting the Grand Repos an Ottoman and Panchina are also optionally available, the latter coming in two sizes.

Antonio Citterio designed for Vitra, among other works, the lounge chairs Grand Repos and Repos


As one of Europe's most prestigious designer furniture manufacturers Vitra has continually expanded its portfolio and moved in different directions - and that with great success. The story begins with a chair by Charles and Ray Eames, one seen by Erika and Willi Fehlbaum in a shop window in New York and which the Fehlbaums then devoted themselves to producing. With Antonio Citterio's Grand Repos and Repos lounge chairs Vitra now have modern counterparts to the classic Eames Lounge Chair, albeit a counterpart with sophisticated technology. In addition to the Vitra portfolio and its mix of design classics and design innovation, Vitra design is perfectly expressed by the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, where masterful architecture meets masterful style and visitors can expect an almost museum experience.

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