Jasper Morrison, 2008
- Body: polyethylene.
- Seat and backrest upholstery: polyurethane foam.
- Seat height: 365 mm (285 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1:2000).
Monopod is a sculptural piece, vaguely reminiscent of primordial objects made of wood or stone. The chair has a sturdy, weighted presence, tapering with an elegant curve to a wedge-shaped backrest. As a compact visitor chair, Monopod is a perfect companion for sofas and larger armchairs in home interiors. Thanks to its solid structure, it can also be used in public settings such as lounges and reception areas. The upholstered plastic shell structure allows Monopod to retain its precise shape even after extended use. Covered in fabric or leather, the chair is surprisingly comfortable despite its apparent simplicity.
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.