Maarten Van Severen, 1998

The unobtrusive appearance of the .03 chair makes it ideally suited for offices and meeting areas. The seat shell, which is made of resilient integral skin foam, adapts to the sitter's body with the help of leaf springs embedded in the backrest. This construction provides enhanced comfort by flexing when the sitter leans back.


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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.

This product was designed by

Maarten Van Severen

The 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.