The aesthetic hallmark of the .03 chair is its sleek, slim shape – a design that can be seen as an expression of the concept 'less is more'. At the same time, the chair is unexpectedly comfortable: made of resilient polyurethane integral foam, the linear shape of the seat shell adapts to the body. When the sitter leans back, the upper part of the backrest yields slightly – a pleasant sensation created by the integrated leaf springs. The extraordinary comfort of .03 is first revealed upon use.
- Shell: Four-legged Chair with Integral Foam Seat Shell of Polyurethane. Shell with Padded Effect Stretched Over a Tubular Steel Frame. Flexible Backrest with Integrated Compound Springs
- Base: Back Legs of Tubular Steel, Front Legs of Aluminum Profile, Powder Coated in Silver (Ral 9006) or Black, Smooth Finish or Chromed
- Seat Height: 42 cm / 16 1/2 Inch
- Height: 79 cm / 31 Inch
- Width: 43.5 cm / 17 1/4 Inch
- Depth: 52.5 cm / 20 3/4 Inch
- Up to 12 chairs can be stacked on the floor, up to 20 on a stacking dolly
- Glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors
- Stacking Dolly: Suitable for up to 20 chairs
- End Connectors: Plastic connectors in basic dark
- End Cap: Plastic element for numbering the row of chairs
- Number Clips: Set of 10 items
- Please contact us to order accessories
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.
Vitra .03 Stacking Chair Designed by:
- Maarten Van Severen , 1998
Maarten Van Severen
Belgium, 1956 - 2005
Maarten Van Severen was born in 1956 in Antwerp, Belgium and studied architecture in Ghent, Belgium. He designed his first furniture pieces in 1986 and in the following year established an independent workshop, where he pursued the semi-industrial production of his own furniture designs. This unified process of design and production was a fundamental aspect of his work. He devoted himself to the examination of basic furniture types: chair, table, chaise lounge, shelving, and cabinet. He developed primary solutions for these categories based on a comprehensive exploration of the questions of form, material and construction.
Beginning in 1990, Severen began to collaborate closely with the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and also turned his attention to interior design tasks. The beginning of his collaboration with Vitra in 1996 marked a new phase in his career. It offered him the opportunity to work with new materials and also brought a much wider degree of exposure and influence.
Until his death in 2005 in Ghent, Maarten Van Severen developed a range of new designs for Vitra, which have progressively entered series production.