Launching its tenth task chair in collaboration with Antonio Citterio, Vitra is placing a strong focus on responsible construction and circular values.
After 30 years of working together, Antonio Citterio and Vitra have developed a close partnership with a wealth of shared expertise and knowledge. This latest project, his tenth office chair for the brand titled ACX, focuses on sustainability with each aspect scrutinised to ensure its carbon footprint is as minimal as possible. Seeking to present a solution that answers the demands of today’s hybrid office environments, the modular design offers a forward-thinking approach to workplace furniture, designed with the future in mind.
Renowned for its vast heritage and iconic design collaborations, the Swiss furniture manufacturer is continuing to innovate and develop the configuration of an office chair, following on from the Italian architect’s previous ID Chair Concept which brought a new modularity to the sector. Merging superior ergonomics with a design-led aesthetic, ACX contains a mechanism which automatically changes to each user, meaning no adjustments, other than seat height, are needed. With controls seamlessly integrated under the seat, the chair retains a compact aesthetic with a minimal number of components for ease of repair and maintenance.
Circularity lies at the heart of the ACX design with many of the hardware components made from recycled materials, the integration of recycled polyester textiles, and a modular construction which means parts can be recycled easily at their end of life. This responsible mindset, added to the personal functionality it offers, highlights how the chair is created with longevity in mind. And, with aesthetics between residential and commercial workspaces merging closer together, this chair has a style which works in both settings. Thanks to its sleek, streamlined form and muted coloured, 3D-textured fabric options, a contemporary beauty exudes from it, raising the game for functional workplace design.
The chair is offered in three versions, ACX Light, ACX Mesh and ACX Soft, with the Light version only available in black and the Mesh and Soft having different upholstery options to choose from. Alongside its seven fabric options and padded knit backrest cover, ACX Soft also comes with a light or dark chair frame, allowing for extra customisation. Elegant, sophisticated, and practical. The ACX chair is elevating the industry while showcasing that sustainability and style can harmoniously coexist.
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