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Basel Chair

Jasper Morrison, 2008

With his design for the Basel Chair, Jasper Morrison has renewed the genre of classic wooden chairs. One immediately notices the chair's harmonious proportions, yet on closer inspection it also reveals a decisive innovation: the seat and back are made of plastic. The Basel Chair thus offers improved seating comfort over chairs made only of wood, with the two-tone variants making a particularly striking accent.
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Material description
  • Frame: beech, natural or black lacquer finish.
  • Seat and backrest: ASA plastic, dyed through.
  • Glides: fitted with carpet glides or felt glides for hard floors.
  • Origin of wood: beech (Fagus sylvatica) from Croatia, France and Germany.
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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