Slow Chair

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2006


Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created this expansive armchair by using an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the metal frame like a fitted stocking. Thanks to the knit sling cover, the Slow Chair combines soft comfort with ergonomic support, which is further enhanced by thin seat and back cushions.

The translucent sling cover replaces the thick cushions of traditional armchairs, resulting in a design that is lightweight, yet generously proportioned. In the living room or on a sun porch, the Slow Chair maintains an understated presence while offering superb comfort.

Slow Chair - brown (4)
  • Tricot - brown
    Tricot - brown
  • Intreccio - anthracite
    Intreccio - anthracite
  • Tonus - moss-green
    Tonus - moss-green
  •  05 Cosy - aubergine
    05 Cosy - aubergine
Slow Chair - black (4)
  • Tricot - black
    Tricot - black
  • Intreccio - anthracite
    Intreccio - anthracite
  • Tonus - moss-green
    Tonus - moss-green
  • Tonus - black
    Tonus - black
Slow Chair - blue/green (4)
  • Tricot - blue/green
    Tricot - blue/green
  • Tonus - moss-green
    Tonus - moss-green
  •  04 Twill - ink blue
    04 Twill - ink blue
  •  77 Hopsak - nero/forest
    77 Hopsak - nero/forest
Slow Chair - red/cream (3)
  • Tricot - red/cream
    Tricot - red/cream
  • Tonus - moss-green
    Tonus - moss-green
  • Coda - cream
    Coda - cream
Slow Chair - brown/cream (1)
  • Tricot - brown/cream
    Tricot - brown/cream
Material description
  • Frame/Cover: tubular steel frame with extremely strong, precisely shaped knitted fabric which is stretched over the frame.
  • Upholstery: polyurethane foam and polyester fibre, including a seat cushion and two backrest cushions.
  • Base: die-cast aluminium legs with polished or powder-coated finish.
  • Glides: all bases fitted with hard glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
  • Range of use: recommended for residential use only.
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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