Made in: Germany
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.
Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940
Eero Saarinen together with Charles Eames developed the first designs for furniture made from moulded plywood. In 1940, they submitted the Organic Chair as a joint entry to the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.