The Belleville Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec owes its distinctive character to the material of the seat shell: the fabric-covered version with a thin layer of padding emanates a comfortable feeling of home. A black plastic frame draws the calligraphic lines of the chair's slender legs and backrest. The Belleville Chair is also available in an armchair version with elegant, forward sloping armrests.
Base and frame: injection-moulded polyamide. Non-stackable.
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.