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Rotterdam Chair

  • Year: 2008
  • Material: Wood, plastic; several colours. Some chairs have leather seating
  • Dimensions: 81 x 47 x 54 cm
  • Commission: Vitra, Basel
  • Production: Vitra
  • Category: Prototype
  • Collection: Not yet in production

Vitra’s brief: create a stackable, affordable wooden chair. Because of these preconditions, Jongerius focused on a few significant details, such as the plastic ‘feet’ and the stylish link between legs and seating. The sturdy, but also elegant impression, enticed her to name the chair Rotter­dam, referring to an old tra­di­tion in furniture making: crafts­men used to name their furniture after their home town.

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