.04 studio chair

.04 studio chair

.04 studio chair

Design Maarten Van Severen, 2000
Polyurethane shell, integrated leaf springs, steel base, die-cast aluminum
Made in Germany by Vitra

.04 is different from the customary swivel chairs encountered in official offices. It is ideal for any scenario where users wish to avoid that typical office feel - for example, in the home or in studios.

The flexible polyurethane foam shell yields gently to the user's weight and adapts to body contours to afford enjoyable sitting and provide comfortable flexibility for the back. A new tilting mechanism ensures a smooth transition from the sitting upright to reclining position, while also permitting slight sideways movement. As a result, .04 is exceptionally comfortable even if you want to sit for hours on end. Available with or without armrests.

Formal clarity and simplicity are distinguishing aesthetic features of Maarten Van Severen's designs. His work, handproduced in his workshop in Ghent Belgium, reflects his quest for perfection in form, detail and fabrication. Their appearance is restrained and elegant. Every element is structurally motivated and reduced to its essential form. Maarten works in a variety of different materials: aluminium and ply to bakelite and polyester.

no armrests: 31.75" - 36.5" h | 16" w | 19.25" - 20.75" d
armrests: 31.75" - 36.5" h | 22.25" w | 19.25" - 20.75" d

no armrests: $1,105.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery)

Maarten V Severen

The son of an abstract painter, Maarten Van Severen completed three years at a Ghent art school before going to work in various agencies on interior design and furniture projects, and then focusing on furniture. His work, hand-produced in his workshop in Ghent Belgium, reflects his quest for perfection in form, detail and fabrication. Maarten worked in a variety of different materials: aluminium and ply, to bakelite and polyester.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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