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All Plastic Chair

By Vitra

£199.00

  • Description

    At first glance, the All Plastic Chair is reminiscent of the simple, classic wooden chairs that have been familiar in Europe for many decades. Utilising a new material, the chair represents a significant advancement in the appearance and functionality of this typology.
    The flattened forms of the frame are cast in a single piece, while the thin seat surface is organically shaped and the backrest more finely modelled than the back support of conventional wooden chairs. As a result, the All Plastic Chair is strikingly compact and graceful, and the combination of plastic components makes it extraordinarily comfortable. Whereas the frame consists of a more rigid, high-strength polypropylene, the seat and backrest adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body. The backrest is connected to the frame by twin shafts cushioned with rubber buffers, which allow it to flex gently in response to the sitter’s movements, further enhancing the chair’s comfort.
    The combination of two types of plastic also offers new possibilities for the colour scheme: the All Plastic Chair is exclusively available with a ‘two-tone’ palette pairing frames in a slightly darker shade with seats and backrests in a lighter nuance of the same hue. This interplay of colours lends the chair a distinctive look and transports its classic shape into a contemporary context.
    Thanks to the use of high-performance plastics that are resistant to sunlight and water, the All Plastic Chair is a robust, durable chair for indoor and outdoor settings. It is an excellent choice for home dining rooms as well as cafés, restaurants and other public venues.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    W:42.5 x D:46 x H:77 (Seat height:44.5 cm)

    Material:
    Backrest, seat and base: dyed-through polypropylene.

    Glides: Fitted with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.

  • Designer
    Jasper Morrison

    Jasper Morrison, born 1959 in London, studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He pursued further studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin on a fellowship. In 1986 he founded his own design studio in London.

    Two early projects that gained attention were room installations, Reuters News Center for Documenta 8 in Kassel, and Some New Items for the Home at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin. The stringent concepts of these projects, which featured starkly reductive objects, represented a reaction to the formal excesses of postmodernism.

    Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of New Simplicity, a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany, and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.

    His joint 2006 exhibition with the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, entitled Super Normal, put forth provocative theses that once again stimulated great discussion.

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    • Brick - two-tone
    • Brown - two-tone
    • Buttercup - two-tone
    • Graphite grey - two-tone
    • Ice grey - two-tone
    • Ivy - two-tone
    • White - two-tone

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£199.00
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