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Softshell chair, 2008

Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Manufactured by Vitra
Product code: VIT-42300


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Softshell chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra.

With its shell-shaped design, the Softshell Chair provides a level of comfort you can only appreciate when you actually sit on it. Vertical structural elements under the cover adjust to the user’s back, giving the person freedom of movement as well as superb seating comfort, even over long periods of time. The soft contours with padding all around and an attractive look and feel give the chair a calming, inviting impression as well as a cosy character. This of course provides a particularly exciting contrast when using the Softshell Chair in public areas.

Four legged base in chocolate or basic dark polyamide. 

Upholstered in fabrics and leathers from the following Vitra collections: Plano, Laser, Twill, Volo, Dumet, Linho, Tress, Aura, Reed, Moss, Leather, Leather Premium. Please refer to PDFs for information and textile codes, and use the Vitra configurator for this design to explore the options available.

Select standard glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floor. 

Please note: due to fire regulations, Laser and Plano fabrics are not suitable for domestic use, and are available to trade/contracts customers only.

62w x 56.5d x 44/81.5cmh

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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

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Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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