Softshell Chair by Vitra

Softshell Chair

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Designer Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Launched in 2008
Architonic id 1145321

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The Softshell Chair is based on a familiar chair typology and charges it with new energy. The familiarity comes from the form of the seat shell while the newness is embodied by its flexible inner workings and the design of the bases. Relaxed home-like character and high-level seating comfort are becoming increasingly important in the office as well. This ideal is perfectly accommodated by the new Softshell Chair: A gently shaped seat shell with soft upholstery over the entire surface and covers in fabric, knitted material or leather give the chair family its inviting and home-like feel. The flexible backrest automatically adjusts to the position of the user’s back and allows wide- ranging freedom of movement, which creates an appreciably high level of seating comfort.

With a wide selection of covers, colours and bases – four-legged versions, four- star base with glides and height-adjustable five-star base on castors – the Softshell Chair can be employed in all manner of settings. It is suited for conference and visitor areas, waiting rooms, temporary workstations or home offices as well as for dining rooms at home or in restaurants. A strength of the new comfortable and relaxed chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec lies in its range of variation: different chair types of the same family can be used to furnish the various work zones within a company, which creates a cohesive overall harmony.

The version with a five-star base on castors with adjustable seat height is ideal for spaces where the typical characteristics of an office swivel chair are less desirable, such as in architectural firms or non-territorial workplaces, reception areas or home offices. Like the swivel four-star base with fixed height, the five- star base comes in polished die-cast aluminium as well as a powder-coated finish in “basic dark”. To fit a variety of interiors, the four-legged base comes in “basic dark”, “chocolate” or “white”.

With a leather cover, the Softshell Chair strikes a formal and dignified presence, making it particularly suited for distinguished conference rooms and exclusive hotels.


Product group: Conference / Meeting Lounge area / Waiting room Seating / seating systems Gastronomy Chairs Conference chairs Waiting area chairs Management chairs Restaurant chairs Visitors chairs / Side chairs Restaurant chairs open base with armrests with armrests with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with seat in leather with seat in leather with base in aluminium with base in aluminium with 4-leg base with swivel base with swivel base with 4-star base with 4-star base with 5-star base on castors with seat height adjustment with backrest fixed with armrests fixed with seat and backrest upholstered with seat in leather with base in aluminium with 5-star base on castors …with armrests …with seat and backrest upholstered …with seat in leather …with base in aluminium …with four-leg base …with four-arm spider base on gliders open base with armrests with seat and backrest upholstered with four-leg base
Designer: Erwan Bouroullec Ronan Bouroullec

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