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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW
Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSR
Eames Plastic Armchair DAW
Eames Plastic Armchair DAR
Aluminium Group EA 117
Aluminium Group EA 119
Eames Plastic Armchair RAR
DSW Promotion Set of 4
Soft Pad Group EA 219
Lounge Chair
Aluminium Group EA 107 / EA 108
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - White Version
Lobby Chair ES 104
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSW
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX
Eames Plastic Armchair PACC
DKR Wire Chair
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSR
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Black Version
Eames Stools
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Natural Edition
Seat Cushion for Wire Chair (DKR/DKW/DKX)
Eames Plastic Armchair DAX
Plywood Group LCM / LCM Leather
DKX Wire Chair
Plywood Group LCW / LCW Leather
Eames Plastic Side Chair PSCC
Soft Pad Group EA 207 / EA 208
RAR with Upholstery
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSX
Aluminium Group EA 125
Plywood Group DCM
Soft Pad Group EA 215 / EA 216
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Beauty Versions
Soft Pad Group EA 223
Plywood Group DCW
DKW Wire Chair
Soft Pad Group EA 217
Aluminium Group EA 105
Aluminium Group EA 124
La Chaise
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSS
Aluminium Group EA 116
Soft Pad Group EA 222
Soft Pad Chaise ES 106
Lounge Chair Ottoman
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAR
Plywood Group LCW Calf’s Skin
Aluminium Group EA 101
Lounge Chair Ottoman - White Version
Lounge Chair - White Version
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAX
Eames Fiberglass Armchair LAR
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAW
Plywood Group LCM Calf’s Skin
Soft Pad Group EA 205
Eames Fiberglass Armchair RAR
DKR Wire Chair Checker

Sit well with designer chairs by Vitra, Thonet & Co.

Living room with seating from Vitra

On average we spend about one third of our lives sitting down. At the desk, on the phone, in the restaurant or while eating at home, in the theatre, at lectures or conferences: Seating furniture is omnipresent in our everyday lives and beyond. Their function is so obvious that only a few rooms are conceivable without seating; however, sitting is not the same as seating, as shown by the range of different seating furniture and the wide differences in quality, a factor which in designer chairs, armchairs or sofas plays a major role.

Barcelona Collection from Knoll International

Seating that wrote design history

The smow portfolio is a representative illustration of the history of the modern, high-quality designer chair: From simple-functional all-purpose chairs such as the Serie 7 chair to exotic outdoor furniture such as the Tropicalia armchair, timeless design classics such as the Eames Lounge Chair or the Barcelona Armchair meet fresh new designs such as the Vitra Chair Tip Ton. One premise however unites all of these high quality seating furniture, be it armchairs, chairs or sofas: to sit well means to feel good!

Egg Chair and Swan Chair from Fritz Hansen, optimal comfort

Outdoor S 40 chair from Thonet

It's about the seating comfort!

All designer chairs reflect a demand for pleasurable sitting. In the case of designer sofas such as Cassina's LC2, this means above all comfort, and in the case of highly functional seating furniture such as an ID MeshVitra office swivel chair, it means healthy, ergonomic seating. ID Chair Designer Antonio Citterio used his experience in of office chair design in the creation of the Grand Repos lounge chair, realising a beautiful armchair that guarantees exceptional seating comfort thanks to the infinitely adjustable seating position and locking mechanism.

SoFi 75000 Mesh from Hag

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