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 started creating furniture in the mid-1980s, initially producing the pieces himself in his Ghent workshop. His designs are characterised by their simple form and superb comfort. The collaboration with Vitra began in 1996, resulting in the Van Severen Collection.
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