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Jacques Hitier’s Chistera armchair

Jacques Hitier Chistera armchair leather version

The Chistera armchair is considered by his creator itself, Jacques Hitier, one of his best creations. Learn more about his iconic chairs!

The Chistera chair is free from tough rules with the metallic tube and integrates an organic line. It underlines the idea of comfort and gives an echo to the Gigogne tables with the same organic shape but with a wooden structure.






Jacques Hitier Chistera armchair cane version

Have you ever seen this distinctive chair back shape ? Jacques Hitier was inspired by the wicker basket used by the Pelota players in the South of France. He added these two ears shape on each side of the chair back to his first version created in 1949.

He developed at the same time a cosy and light volume. Jacques Hitier offered a variety of material, depending on demands. The Chistera armchair became an essential furniture of his room sets at national fairs.

Jacques Hitier Chistera chair’s specifications


Black tubular enamelled metal structure

Different versions with different materials:

  • cane
  • leather
  • fabrics


  • Width: 63 cm
  • Height: 85 cm
  • Depth: 78 cm
  • Seat: 44 cm

Many variations of sizes and materials can be found.

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