HAL

Jasper Morrison, 2010/2014

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'Special is generally less useful than normal': this statement sums up Jasper Morrison's guiding principle for creating designs that are not extraordinary but rather 'super normal' and – just like HAL – that show deference to the dictates of daily life. With HAL, he has reinterpreted the multifunctional shell chair and created a versatile family of chairs 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 the chair.

The 15 different chair bases can be combined with a seat shell in polypropylene (HAL), in plywood (HAL Ply) or with a lightly padded shell covered in leather (HAL Leather). In the versions with a polypropylene shell and powder-coated base, HAL is also suitable for use in outdoor settings. As additional options, a fabric seat cover in various colours is available for all versions of HAL, and models with a plastic seat shell can be outfitted with a fixed seat cushion.

The related HAL Armchair rounds out the HAL family.

Information
Seat shell HAL (8)
  •  04 white
    04 white
  •  23 ice grey
    23 ice grey
  •  14 ivy
    14 ivy
  •  01 basic dark
    01 basic dark
  •  40 chocolate
    40 chocolate
  •  29 brick
    29 brick
  •  65 orange
    65 orange
  •  31 warm grey
    31 warm grey
Seat shell HAL Ply (3)
  •  10 natural oak, with protective varnish
    10 natural oak, with protective varnish
  •  45 black pigmented walnut
    45 black pigmented walnut
  •  04 dark oak
    04 dark oak
Seat shell HAL A-Stacker (1)
  •  77 black beech
    77 black beech
Leather Forte (HAL Leather) (4)
  •  66 nero
    66 nero
  •  68 chocolate
    68 chocolate
  •  69 marron
    69 marron
  •  65 cognac
    65 cognac
Base (3)
  •  01 chrome
    01 chrome
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (textured)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (textured)
  •  49 ivory powder-coated (textured)
    49 ivory powder-coated (textured)
Base Hal Wood, HAL Ply Wood (3)
  •  10 natural oak, with protective varnish
    10 natural oak, with protective varnish
  •  45 black pigmented walnut
    45 black pigmented walnut
  •  04 dark oak, protective vanish
    04 dark oak, protective vanish
Five-star base (1)
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
Colours (Glides) (2)
  •  30 basic dark
    30 basic dark
  •  04 white
    04 white
Seat upholstery Hopsak (28)Other colours
  •  71 yellow/pastel green
    71 yellow/pastel green
  •  69 grass-green/ivory
    69 grass-green/ivory
  •  70 grass green/forest
    70 grass green/forest
  •  87 ivory/forest
    87 ivory/forest
  •  77 nero/forest
    77 nero/forest
  •  85 mint/ivory
    85 mint/ivory
  •  86 mint/forest
    86 mint/forest
  •  73 petrol/moor brown
    73 petrol/moor brown
Seat upholstery Twill, HAL A-Stacker (7)
  •  01 light gray
    01 light gray
  •  03 blue-grey
    03 blue-grey
  •  04 ink blue
    04 ink blue
  •  06 dark grey
    06 dark grey
  •  07 black
    07 black
  •  05 brown
    05 brown
  •  02 cognac
    02 cognac
Seat cover, Plano (6)
  •  05 cream white/sierra grey
    05 cream white/sierra grey
  •  12 light grey/ice blue
    12 light grey/ice blue
  •  69 dark grey
    69 dark grey
  •  54 brown
    54 brown
  •  07 orange
    07 orange
  •  84 poppy red/champagne
    84 poppy red/champagne
Seat cover, Plano (for orders of 6 or more) (39)Other colours
  •  05 cream white/sierra grey
    05 cream white/sierra grey
  •  18 light grey/sierra grey
    18 light grey/sierra grey
  •  39 yellow/pastel green
    39 yellow/pastel green
  •  68 avocado
    68 avocado
  •  34 grass green/forest
    34 grass green/forest
  •  61 classic green/cognac
    61 classic green/cognac
  •  41 classic green/forest
    41 classic green/forest
  •  17 forest/sierra grey
    17 forest/sierra grey
Material description
  • 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.
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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