Vegetal Chair | Silla Vegetal

Can you plant a chair? You can. In 19th century North America young trees were shaped over the course of several years until they adopted the contours of a chair. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were so fascinated by this traditional technique that they came up with the idea of designing a “grown chair.” What has to grow needs time and as such the Vegetal Chair was created in an unusually long design process.

Now, four years after the first idea emerged, the chair of fibre-reinforced polyamide is about to be presented by Vitra. Flat branches extend and interweave into an asymmetrical, irregular circle-shaped seating shell. The woven strips are stabilized by ribs which grow downwards and merge with the legs. Viewed from the rear the Vegetal Chair looks like a leaf with several stalks and numerous veins branching off.

¿Podrías plantar una silla? Si puedes. En el siglo XIX en Norteamérica, arboles jóvenes eran configurados a través de varios años hasta que adoptaran el contorno de una silla. Ronan y Erwan Bourowllec se fascinaron con esta técnica tradicional lo cual les trajo la idea de diseñar una “silla que crece”. Y como todo aquello que crece necesita tiempo, la Vegetal Chair (Silla Vegetal) fue creada en un inusual largo proceso de diseño.

Hoy, cuatro años después de que su primera idea emergiera, la silla de fibra reforzada de poliamida es presentada por Vitra. Ramas se amplían y entretejen de forma asimétrica, un círculo irregular crea el asiento, las tiras tejidas son estabilizadas por costillas que crecen hacia abajo y forman las patas. Vista desde arriba la Silla Vegetal parece una hoja con muchos tallos y venas que le ramifican.

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3 responses to “Vegetal Chair | Silla Vegetal

  1. Hello, sorry for the delay of posts… I was busy finishing my masters course.. I will star giving lectures an the university and I will start posting more frecuently… soon I will change the image of the blog.

    Thanks for asking!
    Dave Sanchez

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