AC 5 Work Lowback
AC 5 Work Lowback is a high-quality office swivel chair, whose characteristic angled backrest lends it a fresh appearance. Designed with hidden mechanical functions for healthy seating comfort, AC 5 Work Lowback belongs to a family of task chairs with a consistent visual aesthetic: the AC 5 Group. The low angled backrest and the design of the armrests together facilitate considerable freedom of movement and even allow sideways sitting positions. Combined with the synchronised forward tilt and seat depth adjustment of the FlowMotion mechanism, AC 5 Work Lowback guarantees a dynamic sitting experience that has been proven to promote health and prevent back tension.
Antonio Citterio was born in the Italian city of Meda in 1950. He opened his own studio in 1972 and completed his degree in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996, he collaborated with Terry Dawn to design many buildings across Europe and Japan. In 2000, Citterio and Patricia Viel formed a multidisciplinary office for architecture, interior design and graphics. The office operates at international level developing complex long-term projects in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants. The practice is now called “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel”.
Antonio Citterio works in the industrial design sector with companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym and Vitra. He has received numerous awards, including the Compasso d'Oro in 1987 and 1995. Citterio has been a professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio from 2006 to 2016. He was awarded the title 'Royal Designer for Industry' by the London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in 2008.