New swing

With "EVO-C" for Vitra, Jasper Morrison translates the features of the classic tubular steel cantilever chair into polypropylene and gives it a new flexibility.

Verner Panton launched the first cantilever chair made of polyprobylene in 1967 with the "Panton Chair" in collaboration with Vitra. This is one of the icons of modern design and is still produced by Vitra today. In 2008 "Myto" by Konstantin Grcic followed for Plank. "EVO-C" by Jasper Morrison for Vitra was recently presented at the Vitra Summit: It offers the strength of a tubular steel cantilever construction, which is achieved using the internal gas pressure process during injection moulding of the polypropylene. At the same time, "EVO-C" surpasses the suspension features of tubular steel, as with greater flexibility of the backrest. For the seated person, this means greater comfort and ergonomic freedom of motion. In form, "EVO-C" is sculptural and clear – the unity of the material creates seamless interfaces and is also completely recyclable. To start with the new cantilever chair by Vitra is available in the matt colours ivory, soft mint and poppy red. (am)