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"Slow" Chair

Designed 2006
Designed by Ronan Bouroullec, French, born 1971, and Erwan Bouroullec, French, born 1976. Made by Vitra GmbH, Basel, Switzerland, 1934 - present

Inspired by the textures and elasticity of stockings and knitted fabrics, the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec developed this chair with a stretchy knitted polyester upholstery slung over a metal frame. The result ingeniously offers both comfort and support to the sitter, and its relaxing effects inspired its name. The organic, rounded form recalls postwar Modernist chairs of the 1950s, translated through technological advances into a contemporary aesthetic.

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