Jasper Morrison, 2010/2014
The chair bases exist in metal or wood, on castors as studio models or in high versions for bar stools and as a beam solution for waiting zones.
The many different chair bases can be combined either with a seat shell in plastic (HAL and HAL RE) or plywood (HAL Ply), or with a lightly padded shell covered in fabric (HAL Soft).
The recycling material for HAL RE stems from Germany's 'Yellow Bag' (Gelber Sack) collection of household waste, which primarily consists of used packaging. Utilising this recycled material instead of conventional plastic generates fewer climate-damaging emissions and also significantly reduces energy consumption.
Due to the composition of the recycled material, the different colours are interspersed with tiny specks of pigment. The colour white cannot be implemented in the new material at the moment and will follow as soon as technically feasible. The HAL RE seat shell can also be 100% recycled at the end of the product's life.
When destined for use in large numbers in auditoriums, multipurpose rooms, training areas etc., HAL RE can be ordered with stackable bases, optional row connectors and seat numbering elements, as well as with a stacking trolley.
The comfort of the pleasantly flexible plastic or wooden shells can be further enhanced through the addition of seat cushions or seat upholstery – or by opting for HAL Soft with its full upholstery.
- Glides: colour matched to the small attachment parts for the seat shell, choice of white (except HAL Wood and HAL Ply Wood) or deep black. All bases fitted with glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
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.