Maarten Van Severen, 1998

  • 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.

  • Seat shell

    01 basic dark

    05 grey

    10 bright red

    22 dark grey

    26 poppy red

    38 avocado

    40 chocolate


    30 basic dark

    01 chrome

    light grey powder-coated (smooth)

    Seat shell: integral skin polyurethane foam. Shell with upholstered effect, self-supporting on a tubular steel frame. Flexible backrest with integrated leaf springs.
    Base/stackability: back legs in tubular steel, front legs in aluminium profile, powder-coated in black or 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. Fitted with plastic glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.

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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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