HAL Ply Wood, a chair belonging to the extensive HAL product family designed by Jasper Morrison, combines a comfortable plywood seat shell with a distinctive four-legged base. The seat and legs of the chair are available in various types of premium wood with matching finishes.
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.
Base: non-stackable wooden base in natural oak, dark oak or black-pigmented walnut. Connecting element between shell and base in die-cast aluminium, powder-coated in dim grey.
Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from USA; plywood from USA.
'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.