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vegetal chair
Vegetal 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.

Ronan Bouroullec explains: "As designers, it is our task to find new structures, new construction forms. And this chair is primarily structure and not just a motif."

Vegetal 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