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Basel Chair

Jasper Morrison, 2008

With the Basel Chair, Jasper Morrison renews the classic genre of simple wooden chairs, which have been industrially produced over the past 100 years in great quantity and variety. At first glance, the design’s harmonious proportions are immediately evident, yet on closer inspection the chair also reveals a decisive innovation: the seat and back are made of plastic, allowing for a more pronounced organic shape, enhanced surface texture and an overall thinner – and thus more flexible – design compared to all-wood chairs. Thanks to this combination of materials, the Basel Chair provides significantly improved seating comfort over chairs made only of wood and, in its two-tone variants, is especially pleasing to the eye.

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Material description
  • Frame: beech (Croatia, France, Germany), natural or with black lacquer finish.
  • Seat and backrest: ASA plastic, dyed through.
  • Glides: fitted with carpet glides or felt glides for hard floors.
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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