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Some call it a daybed, others say chaise. These terms refer to a type of furniture used for sitting as well as reclining, thus inviting users to stretch their legs and relax. Chaise longues by Vitra are available in different interpretations by various designers. Charles and Ray Eames are responsible for the chaise longues Soft Pad Chaise and La Chaise. The designer couple created the Soft Pad Chaise for their friend, the director Billy Wilder, and La Chaise – inspired by a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – is itself a seating sculpture. Its sculptural qualities are topped only by Verner Panton’s Living Tower, a seating structure that contains chaise longue elements. Yet more recent designs are also featured among Vitra’s collection of chaise longues. Prominent examples include the MVS Chaise by Maarten Van Severen or the daybed and chaise longue from the Suita sofa family by Antonio Citterio. As different as these designs may be in their vocabulary of forms and use of materials, they have one thing in common: they attest to the creativity of the designers who have worked with the company since the 1950s.