Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Vegetal Chair
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Vegetal Chair - Indoor/Outdoor - Vitra Stacking Chairs. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the Vegetal Chair for
Vitra in Germany. Shapes from the world of vegetation serve as inspiration for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's new Vegetal Chair, as they did for Algues.
The Vegetal Chair has a plant-like structure made of polyamide dyed throughout goes to the limits of the technically feasible, and the six colours (unusual for plastic chairs) emphasise the link to nature.
The Vegetal Chair can be stacked and it is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's interest in organic shapes already manifested itself in 2004 with the design of Algues for Vitra. Based on these experiences, the two brothers collaborated with Vitra over a period of four years to develop Vegetal. The process involved countless prototypes and an intense exploration of injection molding technology. The goal was create a chair that aspires to look like natural vegetation while simultaneously incorporating the necessary strength, stability and comfort. The flat, branch-like ribs are asymmetrically intertwined on three levels to form the seat shell, which is shaped as an irregular circle and supported by four legs that appear to sprout from the ground.
Vegetal is available in six colors that are unusual for plastic chairs, emphasizing the underlying concept of replicating structures found in nature. It is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications and can be stacked up to three chairs high, which permits flexible use in a variety of settings and in large numbers. The chair is manufactured using a highly energy-efficient process and is made from 100% recyclable polyamide.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organization of interior space.
One of their most unconventional designs, Algues (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began in 2000 with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000-02 and is continually being refined and expanded. Along with Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.
Size: 32" height x 23.75" width x 22.75" depth.
Seat Height is: 18"
Material: Polyamide dyed throughout.