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Vegetal Chair Chair

This is a chair. It was designed by Ronan Bouroullec and Erwan Bouroullec and manufactured by Vitra AG. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is injection-molded polyamide. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Bouroullec brothers, inspired by organic forms and matter, worked with Vitra for 4 years to create this chair. The goal was to create a chair that, according to the designers, would “sprout up like a plant . . . with its branches gently curving up to form the seat and back.”

This object was donated by Vitra AG. It is credited Gift of Vitra.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 81.3 x 60.3 x 57.8 cm (32 x 23 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Vegetal Chair Chair; Designed by Ronan Bouroullec (French, b. 1971), Erwan Bouroullec (French, born 1976); Manufactured by Vitra AG (Switzerland); Switzerland; injection-molded polyamide; H x W x D: 81.3 x 60.3 x 57.8 cm (32 x 23 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.); Gift of Vitra; 2010-41-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

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