Chair, designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008, grew out of the
French brothers' fascination with an American tradition from the 19th
century, where saplings were bent and shaped into seating as they
matured. With Vegetal the designers wanted to create a comfortable,
durable chair with the organic feel of having grown out of the ground.
The process, taking 4 years, proved to be difficult to perfect. The
award-winning result is a chair with a sturdy structure of die-cast
fiber reinforced polyamide. Round legs support a seat of branches
randomly bending and opening creating back and armrests. The back and
underside of Vegetal show the 3-dimentional form of strong veins going
through leaves and stalks.
"As designers, it is our task to find new structures, new construction
forms. And this chair is primarily structure and not just a motif."
Chair is designed for in-door as well as outdoor environments. Great
for office, reception room, dining room, kitchen or garden.
Additional Information: The chair at the end of a long life is recyclable.
Design: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec / 2008 / Germany
Materials: Fiber Reinforced Polyamide