jasper morrison: hal for vitra
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may 23, 2011
jasper morrison: hal for vitra

jasper morrison: hal for vitra
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UK designer jasper morrison‘s ‘hal’ for vitra has been conceived as a program chair for use in a multitude of situations–
from the office, domestic space to public areas.


the chair’s main shell is made from an ergonomically molded plastic which ensures a high degree of comfort and encourages dynamic sitting –
flexible according to what positions you wish to sit. depending on one’s intended use
and preferences, a wide choice of bases with varying colors
and finishes can be combined with the plastic shell allowing
for many configurations of functionality and aesthetics including:
two stacking variants with a tubular steel base,
a version with wooden legs, and there is also a base bending, with our without arms,
and two bar stool versions. comfort and color can be changed simply through a fabric that is very simply set back and to the body by means of two cloth strips.



‘hal’ chair with wooden legs
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‘hal’ chair with simple fabric cover  that is simply attached to the chair by means of two cloth strips
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vitra presentation a milan design week 2011
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wood leg version
image courtesy of vitra



stacking chair version



arm rest version



bar stool versions


‘hal’ chair variations

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