Seat shell: integral skin polyurethane foam. Shell with upholstered effect, cantilever construction on tubular steel frame. Flexible backrest with integrated leaf springs.
Base/stackability: back legs in tubular steel, front legs in aluminium profile, powder-coated smooth finish (silver RAL 9006) or chrome-plated. Stacking and non-stacking versions. Up to 12 chairs can be stacked on the floor, up to 20 chairs on a stacking trolley. Equipped with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.
The aesthetic hallmark of the .03 chair is its sleek, slim shape – a design that can be seen as an expression of the concept 'less is more'. At the same time, the chair is unexpectedly comfortable: made of resilient polyurethane integral foam, the linear shape of the seat shell adapts to the body. When the sitter leans back, the upper part of the backrest yields slightly – a pleasant sensation created by the integrated leaf springs. The extraordinary comfort of .03 is first revealed upon use.
The architect and designer Maarten Van Severen began designing furniture in the mid-1980s, initially also producing his designs at his workshop in Geneva. Simplicity and comfort typify his designs. He has worked with Vitra since 1995; a collaboration out of which the Van Severen Collection was borne.
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