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.03 High

Maarten Van Severen & Fabian Schwaerzler, 1999/2011


.03 High combines various elements of the .03 and .04 chairs by Maarten Van Severen. The chair has the same clean lines and reductive forms that are typical of designs by Van Severen, making it a practical and durable office companion. At the same time, it serves the growing need and desire to alternate between sitting and standing postures while working. Paired with a stand-up table, .03 High makes this transition into a spontaneous and dynamic action: instead of raising or lowering the work surface, the user can simply sit down on the chair or stand up at the desk.

.03 High has no armrests. This enables the user to sit sideways or in other positions – or simply to lean on the chair. Thanks to its pleasant pliability, which only becomes apparent upon use, the flexible integral foam shell fitted on a multi-directional micro-mechanism provides comfortable seating over prolonged periods. .03 High is height-adjustable and has a footrest that serves as a useful support in both seated or standing positions.

Material description
  • Micro-mechanism with rubber ball joint allows multi-directional movement. Height-adjustable.
  • Backrest and seat: flexible backrest with integrated leaf springs. Polyurethane integral foam seat shell with upholstered effect, self-supporting on a steel frame.
  • Base: five-star base with footrest, seat mount in die-cast aluminium. Equipped with reverse brake castors or glides.
This product was designed by
Maarten Van Severen
The designer Maarten Van Severen started creating furniture in the mid-1980s, initially producing the pieces himself in his Ghent workshop. His designs are characterised by their simple form and superb comfort. The collaboration with Vitra began in 1996, resulting in the Van Severen Collection.
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