The Belleville Chair consists of two main components – a seat shell and a slender black structural frame made of plastic, with or without armrests. The seat shell, which tapers from a wide seat to a narrow backrest, lends the Belleville Chair a distinctive identity: the moulded plywood veneer shell gives it the appearance of a wooden chair.
Base and frame: injection-moulded polyamide. Stackable up to 5 high.
Belleville is the name of the vibrant Paris neighbourhood where the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have their studio. Visual references for the Belleville Chair can be found in the classic French bistro furnishings and lively atmosphere of this Parisian quarter. The chair's familiar shape - even in a contemporary context - might at first be taken for granted, yet it also evokes a sense of mystery and bemusement, since the materiality, construction and fabrication of the chair only become…
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.