.04 beam seating
Maarten Van Severen, 2000
The great comfort of .04 is first revealed upon use. The flexible seat shell made of sturdy integral foam provides optimal support, assisted by the integrated leaf springs in the backrest. Mounted on cross beams, the .04 bench units are ideally suited to serve as modular furniture in waiting areas.
- Backrest and seat: flexible backrest with integrated leaf springs. Polyurethane integral foam seat shell with upholstered effect, self-supporting on a steel frame.
- Armrests: with or without armrests in integral foam.
- Table units: black solid core material.
- Base: T-beam and aluminium legs epoxy-coated. Equipped with plastic glides for carpet or anti-slip glides for hard floors.
Maarten Van Severen's .04 chair is distinctly different in appearance from typical task chairs used in conventional office settings. Yet it offers advantageous ergonomic features: the chair's flexible integral foam shell has a comfortable sitting surface and pleasantly pliant back, and the micro-mechanism with a rubber ball joint allows gentle multi-directional movement. With its unobtrusive design, the .04 task chair is ideally suited to studio environments and home offices.
This product was designed by
Maarten Van Severen
The designer Maarten Van Severen started creating furniture in the mid-1980s, initially producing the pieces himself in his Ghent workshop. His designs are characterised by their simple form and superb comfort. The collaboration with Vitra began in 1996, resulting in the Van Severen Collection.
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