Designed by Jasper Morrison, HAL Wood combines a plastic seat shell with a striking four-legged wooden base. The robust, comfortable seat shell is available in a selection of colours, whilst the sturdy chair legs come in a choice of three high-quality woods.
Glides: colour matched to the small attachment parts for the seat shell, choice of white (except HAL Wood and HAL Ply Wood) or basic dark. All bases fitted with glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
Seat shell: dyed-through polypropylene, with optional seat cushion (screwed to the seat shell).
Base: non-stackable wooden base in natural oak, dark oak or black-pigmented walnut. Connecting element between shell and base in die-cast aluminium, powder-coated in dim grey.
Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.
'Special is generally less useful than normal': this statement sums up Jasper Morrison's guiding principle for creating designs that are 'super normal' rather than extraordinary, showing deference to the dictates of daily life – just like HAL. As a reinterpretation of the multifunctional shell chair, HAL comprises a versatile seating family with a clean contemporary look. The shape of the seat shell provides great freedom of movement in a variety of sitting positions – even sideways or astride…
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.