ACX Task Chair
ACX is the tenth office swivel chair that Vitra has developed in collaboration with Italian designer Antonio Citterio. With its automatic synchronised mechanism, the compact ACX offers maximum comfort for every user without any need for adjustments other than seat height – while exhibiting a distinctly non-technical appearance. The construction, materials, production, logistics and maintenance of ACX are designed to achieve a long life cycle with the smallest possible carbon footprint.
The three ACX models and their differences
ACX Mesh: The backrest of ACX Mesh has a knitted fabric cover made of recycled polyester with a semi-transparent mesh appearance, which ensures ergonomic support and optimum air circulation.
ACX Soft: The backrest of ACX Soft comes with a padded knitted fabric cover made of recycled polyester, which not only offers exceptional comfort but also gives the chair a relaxed, inviting appearance.
ACX Light: The backrest of ACX Light, which is available exclusively in black, has a standard netweave cover and provides ergonomic support and excellent air circulation.
Ergonomic design with relaxed home-like appeal
ACX has a casual and relaxed appearance: with its clean lines and choice of knitted fabrics in a wide selection of colours, it functions as a design element in the office – instead of a necessary addition tolerated for the purpose of ergonomics. Available in a choice of seven colours, the knitted fabric can be combined with a light or dark chair frame, allowing for a wide variety of configurations. The seat cover can be selected in a complementary knitted fabric or in the textile Plano.
Antonio Citterio is an Italian architect and designer. From 1972 to 1981, after graduating from the Milan Polytechnic, Citterio worked primarily in the field of industrial design in collaboration with Paolo Nava. At the same time, he also pursued his own work in both architecture and interior design. Between 1986 and 1996, he worked alongside his wife, architect Terry Dwan, designing buildings in Europe and Japan. In 1987 and 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award. In 2000, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners”, an architecture and interior design practice, actively developing projects across the globe and embracing all scales of intervention to develop complex design projects in synergy with a qualified network of consultancy specialists. In 2010, the practice changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”. Today the practice is known as “ACPV Architects Antonio Cittterio Patricia Viel” and is led by Citterio, Viel and eight partners. From 2006 to 2016, Antonio Citterio was professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland). In 2008, he was honored with the title of “Royal Designer for Industry” by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London. In 2017, at Casa Artusi, he was awarded the “Premio Artusi”, important annual recognition of those who leave an indelible mark on the relationship between mankind and food. In addition to his constant work in architecture, Antonio Citterio continues his long-standing activity in the industrial design sector working in collaboration with Italian and international companies. Some of his works are part of exhibitions at MoMA in New York and at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. In 2021, with ACPV Antonio Citterio produced “The Importance of Being an Architect”, a documentary film conceived as a virtual dialogue and musical journey in four acts that investigates the responsibility of architects in building the society of tomorrow. The film has been featured in several festivals worldwide and on the TV channel Sky Arte.