Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008

  • Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's interest in organic shapes already manifested itself in 2004 with the design of Algues for Vitra. Based on these experiences, the two brothers collaborated with Vitra over a period of four years to develop Vegetal.

    The process involved countless prototypes and an intense exploration of injection moulding technology. The goal was create a chair that aspires to look like natural vegetation while simultaneously incorporating the necessary strength, stability and comfort. The flat, branch-like ribs are asymmetrically intertwined on three levels to form the seat shell, which is shaped as an irregular circle and supported by four legs that appear to sprout from the ground.

    Vegetal is available in six colours that are unusual for plastic chairs, emphasising the underlying concept of replicating structures found in nature. It is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications and can be stacked up to three chairs high, which permits flexible use in a variety of settings and in large numbers. The chair is manufactured using a highly energy-efficient process and is made from 100% recyclable polyamide.

  • Plastic chair

    01 basic dark

    25 mauve grey

    29 brick

    30 cream

    51 cactus

    40 chocolate

    Seat and base: dyed-through polyamide. Four-leg base, stackable, with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors. Vegetal can be stacked up to three chairs high and is suitable for outdoor use.
    Note: special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.

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The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec live and work in Paris. Their oeuvre ranges from small everyday objects to architectural projects. They have worked with Vitra since 2000 and have contributed numerous designs to both the office and home collections.
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