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Vitra
Slow Chair

Design: Ronan Bouroullec, Erwan Bouroullec

2007

Article no: 210 223 00 11/21
stylepark-id: 05.2051.00009

Slow Chair

01 product description

Product description

The Slow Chair, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's latest design for the Vitra Home Collection, is a successful new interpretation of the classic armchair utilising the most current technology. This inviting lounge piece, which counts Eero Saarinen's famous Womb Chair as well as Hans J. Wegner's Flag Halyard Lounge Chair among its typological and aesthetic "ancestors", uses an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the frame of the chair like a fitted stocking. The frame is merely comprised of tubular steel ring for the seat, a screwed-on bow-shaped extension that forms the contour of the arms, backrest and four cast aluminium legs. On the periphery of the fabric, where the textile membrane is connected to the frame, the densely knit edge casings completely conceal the enclosed steel tubing.
The knitted sling cover gives the armchair its essential comfort. A light inlayed seat cushion and two small backrest cushions increase the softness and augment the excellent ergonomic qualities of the chair. Thanks to the thin translucence of the fabric sling, this generously proportioned piece of furniture is amazingly lightweight - both visually and physically. Consequently, it is easy to move the Slow Chair from one place to another, and it is also suited for temporary outdoor use.
The subtly concave surface of the Slow Chair Ottoman is just slightly lower than the seat of the companion armchair. Its symmetrical tubular steel frame can be described as a rectangle with rounded corners and gently bowed sides. The short sides of the frame are mounted on two pairs of cast-aluminium legs. Like the Slow Chair, the Ottoman is also covered with a fitted knit sling, and a flat cushion provides added comfort.
On all versions of the Slow Chair and Ottoman, the frame has a powder-coated finish in the colour of aubergine. The sling upholstery comes in three different colour combinations: aubergine, brown/cream and red/cream.

02 dimensions/weight


overall dimension  
width
950 mm
height
890 mm
Depth
928 mm
Seat dimensions  
Width of seat
665 mm
Height of seat
243 mm
Depth of seat
655 mm

03 covering

Cover material

polyester, polyurethane (PU)

04 All Slow Products

05 Tags

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06 Articles about Vitra, Ronan Bouroullec and Erwan Bouroullec

Fast tube to enjoyment

Fast tube to enjoyment

Astonishing things are happening on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. Anyone climbing Carsten Höller’s “Slide Tower” will find not just an amazing view beckoning, but a slide with a great ride down. Added to which, grand master Álvaro Siza has created a new promenade that offers a novel route round the campus.

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Directly ahead of the Windsors

Directly ahead of the Windsors

Traditional tools and techniques governed the aesthetic flavor at Clerkenwell Design Week. Young UK companies like Dare Studio, Deadgood, Case and James UK celebrated their British roots and personalities – presenting a breed of truly British future antiques.

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Harmonie très française<br/>Uncino by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

Harmonie très française
Uncino by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

The Bouroullec brothers have once again demonstrated why they are one of the driving forces in design. “Uncino” is their second chair for Mattiazzi, and boasts a harmonious combination of wood and metal.

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