Alcove Highback Work

Product description

Structural frame: tubular steel with chrome-plated finish or powder-coated (smooth), metal frame with MDF base board.
Body: back and side panels with organic fibreboard core, connected with zip fasteners. Quilted cover with polyester-fibre padding.
Seat/back cushions: polyurethane foam and polyester fibre.
Seat height: 480 mm (385 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1:2000).
Box: wooden carcass covered in polyurethane foam.
Tablet desk: thickness 25 mm, high-density three-ply fine particle board with melamine coating and 3-mm ABS edge; or MDF board, powder-coated (textured finish); or in oak veneer (sourced in Europe) with straight veneered edge 2.5-3.0 mm.
Covers: removable.
Legs: steel, chrome-plated or powder-coated (smooth). Felt glides. Optionally equipped with lockable castors, in black plastic, soft version for protection of hard floors (only for units without electrification).


A sofa is both a social space and a security zone. It’s an environment of its own: a room inside a room, inside a home. With this in mind, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the Alcove Sofa, which was inspired by the Arabic “al-qubba”, and is a secluded, upholstered niche, designed for lounging and sleeping.

Like its ancient forbearer, the Alcove Sofa creates an intense sense of intimacy and enclosure, a feeling of escape from the chaos of the outside world. You don’t just sit on an Alcove Sofa, you retreat into it. It’s tall, deep and remarkably soft. Lay back, tuck up your feet, and you´ll immediately find yourself in a much safer and more private world.

With the Alcove Highback Sofa, the side and back panels have been raised even higher so that they are considerably above the head height of the person seated. In this way, a perfect place is provided for optical and acoustic screening — whether in the office, in a lobby or in a large room in the home. When two Alcove Highbacks are placed facing one another they form a small meeting area — a special space for concentration and refuge. Additionally, anyone looking for the maximum degree of privacy will choose the Love Seat in the Highback design. With its particularly high side and back panels, this piece of furniture offers a unique feeling of security.

chromed tubular steel
metal frame with belt upholstery
panels made of fibreglass-reinforced
plastic, seat cushioning: polyurethane foam and polyester wool
set of cushions and backrest cushioning: filled with polyurethane chips and microfibres
Manufacturer Vitra
Family Alcove Highback Work
Architonic ID 1153674
Year of Launch 2021

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