D80 Grand Repos Lounge Chair by Jean Prouvé for Tecta, 1980s
This Grand Repos lounge chair was designed in 1930 by Jean Prouvé, initially for his own use. It's an easy or lounge chair with a movable back that slides backward. The movement is assisted by a spring mechanism and the original was only produced in a handful of copies. At the beginning of the 1980s, Jean Prouvé worked with the German company Tecta on a variation of the initial design. The model was then produced and distributed in small numbers as the 'D80 Grand Repos' between 1983 and 1989. This example has been reupholstered with a fabric from Designers Guild that is similar to the original sailcloth chosen by Prouvé for the Cité armchair of 1933. The armrests and head-cushion are finished in black leather. The seat height measures 15-25 cm when the seat is at the deepest position.