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 Softshell Chair designed by the Bouroullecs in 2008 is based on a familiar chair typology, but injects it with new energy. The gentle contours of the armchair shell, comfortably upholstered on all sides, and its soft covers give the chair an inviting, home-like character.
In spring 2017, Vitra is launching the Softshell Side Chair – a version that is related to the Softshell Chair, while still representing a completely new design. The most striking difference is the seat shell’s lack of armrests.
The Softshell Side Chair, whose shape is defined by its soft upholstery, offers exceptionally comfortable seating and compact dimensions: vertical ribs concealed in the upper part of the backrest provide flexibility and considerable freedom of movement – and superb comfort even over prolonged periods of sitting. The Softshell Side Chair has a four-legged base made of robust plastic that accentuates the understated elegance of the design.
Similar in appearance, the Softshell Side Chair and Softshell Chair can be perfectly combined at the
same table. Both chairs are available in the same selection of versatile fabric or leather covers in a
wide choice of colours.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Width of seat||490 mm|
|Height of seat||447 mm|
|Depth of seat||460 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
with back padding
|Armrest finish||without armrests|