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Softshell Chair

design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008

The Softshell Chair with a swivel base belongs to the same collection as the Softshell chair with 4 legs. It has a smooth appearance which gives conviviality and serenity to it. It also ensures a very comfortable seat, unexpected at first sight: thanks to the vertical lamellas inserted in the back of the shell, the Softshell Chair allows its user to sit comfortably for a long time.

The Softshell Chair with swivel base is available with 2 bases: a 4-star base with glides for carpet or hard floors, and a 5-star base with suspension and wheels. The 2 bases are available in basic dark powder-coated aluminium or in polished aluminium.

Seat and backrest fibreglass-reinforced polyamide. Armrests are integrated in the seat shell
Base aluminium powder-coated in basic dark or with polished finish
Castors hard, braked for carper or soft, braked for hard floors

Dimensions 62 x 56,5 x H76,5 - 89,5 cm – seat height 38,5 - 50 cm

Plano fabric nero / cream white 87 (price group 1) / aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

Dumet fabric beige melange 02 (price group 4) / aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

Leather clay 73 (price group 7)
/ polished aluminium

Twill fabric dark grey 06 (price group 3)
/ aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

Plano fabric blue / coconut 81 (price group 1) / aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

Volo fabric chestnut 69 (price group 3) / aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

Dumet fabric pale blue / emerald 27 (price group 4) / aluminium powder-coated in basic dark

free samples

(against deposit)

95 €


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100% polyester
80 000 Martindale

100% recycled polyester
100 000 Martindale

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70% new wool, 30% polyamide
100 000 Martindale

85% new wool, 15% polyamide
100 000 Martindale

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46% cotton, 22% wool, 15% viscose, 9% polya., 8% linen
40 000 Martindale

91% linen, 9% polyamide
18 000 Martindale

73% new wool, 19% polyester, 8% polyamide
40 000 Martindale

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97% new wool, 3% polyamide
20 000 Martindale

48% cotton, 25% new wool, 20% linen, 7% polya.
50 000 Martindale

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95% new wool, 5% polyamide
100 000 Martindale

90% new wool, 10% polyamide
100 000 Martindale

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cowhide leather

semi-aniline nappa leather

semi-aniline nappa leather, vegetable tanned

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.

Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.

One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius, and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.