Introducing the Vitra ‘ All Plastic Chair ‘ by Jasper Morrison
Good things come to those who wait. Having unveiled the Jasper Morrison designed All Plastic Chair at their Salone Del Mobile 2016 Stand, Vitra have now launched the chair for general sale.
For decades, the silhouette has been commonplace in Europe and at first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the A.P.C is yet another simple, classic wooden chair. However, this is much more than a remake.
The All Plastic Chair’s frame, as the name suggests is made from a single piece of polypropylene, while the thin seat surface is organically shaped and the backrest more finely modelled than the back support of conventional wooden chairs.
The frame consists of a rigid high-strength polypropylene. The seat and backrest are more resilient and adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body.
The backrest is connected to the frame by twin shafts cushioned with rubber buffers, which allow it to flex gently in response to the sitter’s movements, further enhancing the chair’s comfort.
Through the use of a combination of plastics and precision engineering, Vitra and Morrison have managed to create a chair that is both incredibly comfortable and strikingly compact and graceful. The high performance plastics used to create the A.P.C are resistant to sunlight and water, making the All Plastic Chair a robust, durable chair for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The combination of two types of plastic also offers new possibilities for the colour scheme: the All Plastic Chair is exclusively available with a ‘two-tone’ palette pairing frames in a slightly darker shade with seats and backrests in a lighter nuance of the same hue. This interplay of colours lends the chair a distinctive look and transports its classic shape into a contemporary context.