Jasper Morrison created HAL (2010/14) as a versatile family of chairs with a clean contemporary look. A wide selection of bases, materials and colours are available for HAL chairs, along with a fixed seat cushion or removable seat covers.
Glides: colour matched to the small attachment parts for the seat shell, choice of white (except HAL Wood and HAL Ply Wood) or basic dark. All bases fitted with glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
Seat shell: plywood (USA); swivel mount.
Base: height-adjustable tubular steel pedestal, gas spring powder-coated in basic dark, column sleeve and footrest in chrome-plated tubular steel with anti-skid surface. Connecting element between shell and base in die-cast aluminium, powder-coated in dim grey. Steel base plate with brushed stainless steel cover (matt); felt bottom.
'Special is generally less useful than normal': this statement sums up Jasper Morrison's guiding principle for creating designs that are 'super normal' rather than extraordinary, showing deference to the dictates of daily life – just like HAL. As a reinterpretation of the multifunctional shell chair, HAL comprises a versatile seating family with a clean contemporary look. The shape of the seat shell provides great freedom of movement in a variety of sitting positions – even sideways or astride…
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.