Vitra All Plastic Chair
Designer: Jasper Morrison, 2016
This is an original genuine Vitra piece.
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 cafes, restaurants and other public venues.
Materials: Backrest, seat and base: dyed-through polypropylene.
Glides: Fitted with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.
Dimensions: Width: 425mm x Depth: 460mmx Height 770mm (seat height: 445mm)