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HAL Colour Tube

Jasper Morrison, 2010

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'Special is generally less useful than normal' – this is how Jasper Morrison sums up his fundamental approach to design. Rather than striving to be extraordinary, Morrison's designs are ‘super normal’, 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. Now Jasper Morrison has developed new, vibrant colours for the base of HAL Tube: paired with a seat shell in a coordinated hue and augmented by a cushion on some models, the expressive colour combinations give the chair a fresh look and add a striking accent to any setting. These special edition models of HAL Tube are available from the beginning of March to the end of August 2018.
'Special is generally less useful than normal'
Jasper Morrison
Colour Mix ice grey/poppy orange: Seat shell, base, cushion (3)
Colour Mix white/buttercup: Seat shell, base, cushion (3)
Colour Mix brick/mint: Seat shell, base (2)
Material description
  • 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: dyed-through polypropylene, some models fitted with a cushion (screwed to the shell).
  • Base: four-legged tubular steel base with powder-coated finish, not stackable. Versions without seat cushions are suited for outdoor use.
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HAL
'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…
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This product was designed by
Jasper Morrison
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.
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