September 24, 2014

Vegetal Stackable Chair

The Vitra Vegetal Chair is available in 5 colors:


Vegetal Chair in Forest Green


Vegetal Chair in Brick Red


Vegetal Chair in Cream


Vegetal Chair in Chocolate


Vegetal Chair in Mauve Grey


Vegetal Chair in Basic Dark



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Vitra Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
The Vegetal Chair was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. A unique modern organic chair grown for living. 100% inspired by nature, new Vegetal Chair is here! Vegetal is a new chair planted by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and grown by Vitra. The Vegetal Chair comes in 6 colors which are closelely related by the colors found in nature. The Vegetal Chair will blossom naturally in any living space indoors and out. No watering required. A refreshingly beautiful alternative to the common chair.



Can you plant a chair? You can. In 19th century North America young trees were shaped over the course of several years until they adopted the contours of a chair. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were so fascinated by this traditional technique that they came up with the idea of designing a "grown chair". What has to grow needs time and as such Vegetal was created in an unusually long design process. Now, four years after the first idea emerged, the chair of fiber-reinforced polyamide is a reality. Flat branches extend and interweave into an asymmetrical, irregular circle-shaped seating shell. The woven strips are stabilized by ribs which grow downwards and merge with the legs. Viewed from the rear, the Vegetal Chair looks like a leaf with several stalks and numerous veins branching off. A striking and very unique modern design chair.



"As designers, it is our task to find new structures, new construction forms", explains Ronan Bouroullec with regard to his work: "And this chair is primarily structure and not just a motif". But how come the Vegetal Chair appears to be anything but an assembled construction, more like a single cast? A second inspiring idea which was the result of the Bouroullecs' intensive work with die casting mingled with the initial idea of the grown chair.



"In the die casting process plastic shoots into the form like blood into veins", says Ronan, "and the finer and more branched the form is, the better the plastic is distributed." The brothers quickly had a clear image in mind. Delicate, round legs growing upwards, bending and branching into a ramified seat surface, meandering up and branching out again into back and armrests. When they first showed their sketchbook full of ideas to Vitra, the response was instantly enthusiastic.



Vitra Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec