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Ac5 Work Lowback Chair

by Antonio Citterio, from vitra.

ac5 work lowback chair

ac5 work lowback chair

Design Antonio Citterio, 2017
Polyamide or die-cast aluminum base, polypropylene, foam, upholstery
Made in Germany by Vitra

- Seat mechanism: FlowMotion mechanism with synchronized forward tilt (can be disengaged) and with seat depth adjustment. Seat mechanism powder-coated in basic dark.

- Backrest: angled backrest for maximum freedom of movement. Self-supporting backrest structure with horizontally stitched padding. Backrest mount in polished die-cast aluminum. Optional height-adjustable lumbar cushion.

- Seat: polyurethane foam padding. Seat and back covers in fabric or leather.

- Armrests: optionally equipped with fixed, polished die-cast aluminum ring armrests for conference areas (optional leather covers matched to the leather upholstery; for chairs with fabric covers, the leather armrest covers are in the color nero) or with FreeFloat armrests with polyurethane pads in basic dark.

- Base: five-star polyamide base in basic dark or polished die-cast aluminum base with double casters (2.3") in basic dark.

ac5 work lowback height adjustable armrests: 26.75" - 27.25 w | 20.75"-30.75" d | 35.75" - 40.25" h | seat: 15.75" - 20.5" h | 19" w
ac5 work lowback with free float arms: 26" - 29.75" w | 20.75" - 30.75" d | 35.75" - 40.25" h | seat: 15.75" - 20.5" h | 19" w
ac5 work lowback with ring arms: 23" w | 20.75" - 30.75" d | 35.75" - 40.25" h | seat: 15.75" - 20.5" h | 19" w

$1,590.00 + free shipping

Antonio Citterio

Italian designer Antonio Citterio (b. 1950) still lives and works in Milan since graduating in architecture from the Politcenico di Milano. He has made designs for many manufacturers, including : Ansorg, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackman, Iittala, Hansgrohe, Inda, Pozzi e Ginori, Kartell, Arclinea and Vitra. He operates his entirely own brand known for skilled craftsmanship in wood processing, Maxalto, under B&B Italia. The first Maxalto store opened in Paris, followed by Chicago and Miami. The company received new attention after appearing in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Citterio’s other work includes construction in Italy and abroad, as well as leading conferences and lectures.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra's approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.


ac5 work lowback chair

average rating: 2
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Lumpy, bumpy upholstery
, more than a month ago.
We waited about 4 month for our new ac5 work chair. My husband was excited to finally have a "real" office chair. But unfortunately, the quality wasn't on par with expectations.

The primary problem is the upholstery. There is a gel insert behind the fabric. Presumably to make the chair comfortable. However, the gel liner wasn't smoothed out properly when it was sewn in and as a result, there are lumpy looking lines across the upper-back of the chair. The lines aren't straight and it just looks cheap. Since we live in a small, open floor plan home, this chair - and it's lumpy upholstery - would always be visible in our "office" corner of the house. This just wasn't acceptable to us.

On top of this, the armrests jiggle pretty significantly.

Luckily, Hive worked with me and contacted Vitra to coordinate a return. I'm still waiting for the chair to be picked up, but I'm pleased with the support received from Hive and will buy from them again!
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