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Cyl Sofa

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2016

The clean-lined aesthetic of Cyl Sofa, with its smooth planes, orthogonal frame and cylindrical supports, is emphasised by components made of solid wood. This makes it an ideal piece for settings with an understated ambience.
Back and side panels veneer (2)
Material description
  • Frame and supporting structure: frame and cover strip made of solid natural oak. Corner connector and top cover made of anodised aluminium. Plywood board as structural frame.
  • Back and side panels: veneer or fabric cover.
  • Upholstery and seat: polyurethane foam and polyester fleece. Seat height 440 mm (measured in accordance with EN 1335-1 = 330 mm). Removable.
  • Back and side cushions: 2 back cushions and 2 armrest cushions, filled with polyurethane foam rods and mix of feathers.
  • Glides: felt glides.
  • Note: the sofa is delivered fully assembled.
  • Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur, Quercus petraea) from Germany and France.
Product family
Cyl represents the antithesis of the cold, technical office environment and aims to create a haven of peace and strength by focussing on tradition. Solid wood emphasises the clean lines of the system with its smooth planes, structural frame and cylindrical elements. As a rather uncommon material in office settings, solid wood conveys a handcrafted, natural aesthetic and infuses a touch of emotion into the look and feel of the workplace. The Cyl system encompasses different tables and a sofa…
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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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