BELLEVILLE CHAIR WOOD By Vitra
Stackable multi-layer wood chair
Multi-Layer Wood, Polyamide (PA)
The Belleville Chair consists of two main components – a seat shell and a slender black structural frame made of plastic, with or without armrests. The seat shell, which tapers from a wide seat to a narrow backrest, lends the Belleville Chair a distinctive identity: the moulded plywood veneer shell gives it the appearance of a wooden chair.
- Seat shell: moulded plywood, protective natural lacquer finish.
- Base and frame: injection-moulded polyamide. Stackable up to 5 high.
Belleville is the name of the vibrant Paris neighbourhood where the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have their studio. Visual references for the Belleville Chair can be found in the classic French bistro furnishings and lively atmosphere of this Parisian quarter. The chair's familiar shape - even in a contemporary context - might at first be taken for granted, yet it also evokes a sense of mystery and bemusement, since the materiality, construction and fabrication of the chair only become apparent at second glance.
Paired with the Belleville Tables, the Belleville Chair and Armchair form a unified yet diverse group - a hybrid family of furnishings whose forms and materials are harmoniously coordinated. Thus the chairs and tables - in small or large numbers - can be attractively combined in bustling bistro settings as well as sleekly modern galleries or diversely styled home environments.