Jasper Morrison, 2020
- Seat and backrest: moulded plywood veneer in natural oak (Germany) or dark-stained oak (USA), protective natural lacquer finish.
- Base: stackable metal base (up to 6 chairs), chrome-plated or powder-coated finish.
The Moca chair is an expression of British designer Jasper Morrison's 'super normal' approach to design: understated, useful and responsible. It follows that Moca is nothing new and revolutionary, but unites the accumulated knowledge of an experienced designer with Vitra's manufacturing expertise – and also has such an unassuming appearance that it seems to have always existed. The combination of these aesthetic features with particularly durable, high-quality materials ensures an unusually long product lifespan. The base of Moca is constructed with two arcs of steel tubing – one forming the front legs and backrest support, the other constituting the back legs. Two veneered plywood shells are mounted on the base elements to create a comfortable, anatomically shaped seat and backrest. The clever design of the stacking protector attached between the seat and backrest provides optimal protection for the veneer surface. Moca's seat shells come in natural or dark oak veneer, and the base is available in a chrome-plated version or powder-coated with a highly robust, scratch-resistant matt finish. Moca meets all of the standard norms and is therefore suited for use not only in private settings, but also in restaurants and other public spaces.
Jasper Morrison lives and works in London and Tokyo. His designs are expressions of the ‘super normal’ design philosophy: rather than seeking unusual or extravagant results, he often breathes new life into proven solutions by means of reinterpretation, further development and refinement. He has worked together with Vitra on a regular basis since 1989.