ORGANIC CHAIR By Vitra
Upholstered fabric chair with armrests
The Organic Chair – a small and comfortable reading chair – was developed in several versions for the 1940 ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With its sculptural shapes, the design was ahead of the times. But due to the absence of suitable manufacturing techniques, the armchair never went into production. Not until 1950 did it become possible to manufacture and market organically shaped seat shells in large quantities, as exemplified by Charles and Ray Eames‘s famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen‘s Tulip Chair.
The Organic Chair is also available in a version with an extended backrest and longer, wider armrests – the Organic Highback armchair. The Organic Conference version can be used as table seating.
The Organic Conference chair, which can be combined with a wide variety of conference and meeting tables, offers supreme seating comfort thanks to its biomorphically shaped shell. Designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen in 1940 as part of their entry for ‚Organic Design in Home Furnishings‘, a competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this chair has long been regarded as an iconic classic.
- Seat shell: laminated.
- Upholstery: polyurethane foam with fabric cover.
- Legs: black ash or natural oak.
- Glides: fitted with plastic glides for carpet, felt glides for hard floors additionally included.