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The Vitra Lounge Chair Amoebe was developed by Verner Panton for his legendary Visiona installation in 1970. Inspired by the protozoa, the seat and backrest of the lounge chair form a single, flowing form, and one which ergonomically hugs the body. With its exceptional shape and a selection of covers in a range of bright colours Amoebe embodies like no other the lounge chair cheerfully cheeky spirit of the 1970s.


Product type Lounge chair

Dimensions in mm

Material Cushioning: foam
Cover: fabric Tonus (90% worsted wool, 10% Helanca)
Variants Available with high backrest as Amoebe Highback
Function & properties Flexible backrest
Care Dust and lint can be easily vacuumed
Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Qualitätmanagementnorm)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Umweltmanagementnorm)
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Amoebe, Black
Amoebe, Red
Amoebe, Truffle

Design Story

The Vitra Amoebe lounge chair was developed in 1970 by Verner Panton for his Visiona installation - a visionary colorful living landscape which he presented at the Cologne Furniture Fair. Like most of Panton's designs the Amoebe lounge chair presents a very organic form language, based on structures inspired by nature. Based on single-celled organisms with no fixed body shape, the seat and backrest of the lounge chair appears a single flowing form, and one which ergonomically hugs the body. The flexible backrest and a high-quality upholstery provide for high seating comfort. In addition, the humorous approach of Panton's design is emphasized by a range of covers in eight strong, bright colours. With the Amoebe Highback the Vitra lounge chair is also available with a particularly high, curved backrest, an amoeba as an especially cozy retreat.

The Amoebe lounge chair from Vitra

More about 'Amoebe' in our blog

smow Blog High 5 Special: When fashion meets design.....

...Chair; however when developing his Visiona landscapes he returned to the organic forms he had toyed with in Cannes and the Amoebe Highback was born!...

(smow) blog Design Calendar: 25th January 1970 - Visiona 2 by Verner Panton Opens in Cologne

...Similarly from the objects Verner Panton designed for Visiona 2 only the Amoebe chair, Cloverleaf sofa and the Spiral, Ball and VP-Globe lamps are currently in production...

VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron: Images

If a picture really does paint a thousand words; a dozen VitraHaus photos here saves us an awful lot of typing. Below a few of our favourite images. And if you have any of your own photos that you would like to share with us, please email them to

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