With the Basel Chair Jasper Morrison renews the category of the plain classic wooden chair, like it has been industrially produced for the last 100 years. The Basel Chair offers a corrected seating comfort and in its two versions also a special optical attraction thanks to this material combination.
The harmonically balanced proportions catch the viewers eye, but the chair only reveals innovations after detailed examination: Seat and back rest of the Basel Chair are made of plastic and they can therefore be better formed organically, structured in the surface and made thinner contrasting plain wood chairs, as a result, they are even more flexible.
The designer Jasper Morrison was oriented by classic wooden chairs for his design, changing them according to his idea: “My Basel Chair for example, leans on an ancient, classic form of the German Frankfurt chair. My design revitalized it. Without wit, but with irony. For me, objects have to always posses recognizable characteristics,” said Morrison about his Basel Chair, which is produced by Vitra.
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