Softshell Chair

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008

Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Softshell Chair offers users more than just soft upholstery. Flexible ribs are concealed in the backrest for additional comfort. Mounted on a height-adjustable five-star base with castors, the unobtrusive swivel chair is an ideal choice for the home office.
Linho (10)Other colours
  •  03 truffle
    03 truffle
  •  07 olive
    07 olive
  •  08 steel blue
    08 steel blue
  •  09 atlantic
    09 atlantic
  •  05 rose quartz
    05 rose quartz
  •  06 chestnut
    06 chestnut
  •  10 moor brown
    10 moor brown
  •  01 pearl
    01 pearl
Tress (21)Other colours
  •  01 light grey melange
    01 light grey melange
  •  06 ice grey melange
    06 ice grey melange
  •  10 pebble melange
    10 pebble melange
  •  11 blue-grey melange
    11 blue-grey melange
  •  12 steel blue melange
    12 steel blue melange
  •  19 blue melange
    19 blue melange
  •  18 royal blue melange
    18 royal blue melange
  •  20 mid-grey melange
    20 mid-grey melange
Material description
  • Backrest and seat: flexible upper backrest shell. Seat and backrest shell in fibreglass-reinforced polyamide. Seat and backrest upholstery in polyurethane foam. Armrests are integrated in the seat shell. With two seams along the sides of the backrest.
  • Five-star base: powder-coated (basic dark) or polished aluminium.
Product family
Softshell Chair
The seat construction of the Softshell Chair ensures a level of comfort that is first revealed upon use: vertical ribs concealed in the back shell adapt to the user, providing freedom of movement as well as superb comfort, even for prolonged periods of sitting. The smooth contours and appealingly soft upholstery over the entire surface give the Softshell Chair its calm, cosy and inviting character.
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This product was designed by
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
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.
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