Published on : Monday, April 18, 2016
At first glance, the All Plastic Chair is reminiscent of the simple, classic wooden chairs. Utilising a new material, Jasper Morrison’s new creation represents a significant advancement in the appearance and functionality of this typology.
The flattened forms of the frame are cast in a single piece, while the thin seat surface is organically shaped and the backrest more finely modeled than the back support of conventional wooden chairs. As a result, the All Plastic Chair is strikingly compact and graceful, yet the combination of plastic components also makes it extraordinarily comfortable.
The frame consists of a more rigid, high-strength polypropylene, whereas the seat and backrest adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body. The backrest is connected to the frame by means of axial shafts with rubber buffers that enable the construction to gently flex in response to the sitter’s movements.
The All Plastic Chair is exclusively available with a ‘two-tone’ palette pairing frames in a slightly darker shade with seats and backrests in a lighter nuance of the same hue. This interplay of colours lends the chair a distinctive look and transports its classic shape into a contemporary context.
The All Plastic Chair by Jasper Morrison is a robust, durable chair for indoor and outdoor settings. Vitra showcased this soon-to-be launched collection at the Salone del Mobile 2016.
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