The furniture whisperer
In the exhibition “Typecasting. An Assembly of Iconic, Forgotten and New Vitra Characters,” Robert Stadler lends furniture a voice. Let’s take a listen!
The Coconut is a typical 1950s design - it stands out for its humorous touch, formal clarity and minimal use of materials. Nelson himself compared it with a coconut cut into eight parts,and inverted the coconut's colours: the plastic seat shell is white,while the single-section upholstery comes in a variety of colours. This return to the natural spatial shape of a shell enabled Nelson to create an inviting,comfortable armchair that offers users the freedom to sit in countless different positions. The ottoman, which Nelson designed to complement the armchair in 1955 , ensured even greater sitting comfort and increased the range of uses.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||265 mm|
|Depth of seat||510 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|