swiss designers saturday 08: 'vegetal' chair by bouroullec brothers for vitra
swiss designers saturday 08: 'vegetal' chair by bouroullec brothers for vitra swiss designers saturday 08: 'vegetal' chair by bouroullec brothers for vitra
nov 10, 2008

swiss designers saturday 08: 'vegetal' chair by bouroullec brothers for vitra

ronan & erwan bouroullec presented their new ‘vegetal’ chair produced by vitra at designers’ saturday in langenthal. a large group of ‘vegetals’ were suspended from the ceiling in an installation intended to symbolise a tree like structure.



‘vegetal’ chair installation image © designboom



‘vegetal’ chair installation image © designboom



image © designboom



the chair which took four years to design was influenced by the structure of plants. flat, branch-like ribs are asymmetrically intertwined on three levels to form the seat shell of ‘vegetal’, which is shaped as an irregular circle and supported by four legs. made from batched dyed polyamide the chair went through various trial and error processes to be produced. it will be released in early 2009.



‘vegetal’ chair image © designboom



detail of the vein structure image © designboom



chairs stacked
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‘vegetal’ structure, underneath
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ronan bouroullec
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