The success story that is the cantilever-based chair is already nearly 80 years old, but .05 now offers the first design whose uncompromising shape and outstanding comfort surpass even those of the classic version of this chair without back legs – Mart Stam’s 1926 cantilever chair.
- Stainless Steel, Polyurethane
- Height: 84.5 cm / 33 1/4 inch
- Depth: 50 cm / 19 3/4 inch
- Width: 41 cm / 16 1/4 inch
- Suitable for outdoor use. However, leaving the chair exposed to the sun for extended periods of time can result in color changes. We recommend not leaving the chair in the sun.
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 .05 Dining Chair Designed by:
- Maarten Van Severen , 2004
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.