Mar 15, 2017 / Furniture
All Plastic Chair by Jasper Morrison

All Plastic Chair is a minimal chair created by London-based designer Jasper Morrison for Vitra. At first glance, the All Plastic Chair is reminiscent of the simple, classic wooden chairs that have been familiar in Europe for many decades. Utilizing a new material, the chair represents a significant advancement in the appearance and functionality of this typology. The flattened frame elements of the All Plastic Chair are cast in a single piece, while the thin seat surface is organically shaped and the backrest more finely modeled than the back support of conventional wooden chairs. As a result, the All Plastic Chair is strikingly compact and graceful, yet the combination of plastic components also makes it extraordinarily comfortable. Whereas the frame consists of a more rigid, high-strength polypropylene, the seat and backrest adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body. For even greater comfort, the backrest is connected to the frame by means of axial shafts with rubber buffers that enable the construction to gently flex in response to the sitter’s movements.