EVO-C is a successful, uncompromising iteration of the principle and characteristics of the classic cantilever chair in the material of plastic. Thanks to today's gas injection moulding technology, plastic structures can achieve the proven strength and rigidity of cantilevered tubular steel constructions. The load-bearing structure is formed by hollow tube-like components that flow seamlessly into the planar surfaces of the seat and back.
Morrison's aim was to eliminate all superfluous details: the shape of EVO-C, which is made entirely from 100% recyclable polypropylene, is determined by the indispensable factors for achieving stability and comfort. It combines the springy properties of tubular steel with the comfort of an ergonomic seat shell.
The use of a single material gives EVO-C a cohesive appearance. Its silhouette is so graceful that the chair almost disappears behind the sitter. And when not in use, the chair resembles a two-legged sculpture growing out of the ground, which serves as a discreetly elegant substitute for the absent owner.
- Back, seat and base: dyed-through polypropylene, 100% recyclable. Matte finish.
- Height: 81.5 cm / 32 inch
- Seat Height: 44 cm / 17 1/4 inch
- Width: 46.5 cm / 18 1/4 inch
- Depth: 51 cm / 20 inch
- Suitable for indoor/outdoor use
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 EVO-C All Plastic Chair Designed by:
- Jasper Morrison , 2020
“My grandfather had decorated one room of his house in the Scandinavian style of the ‘60s—bare floors, long-haired white rugs—and in it was a Braun record player with wooden side panels. I was impressed by the room and the record player.” – Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959. He studied at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1985. Since 1986 he has opened his Office for Design in London.
Jasper Morrison became a leading figure of “New Simplicity,” a movement that advocated a more modest and also more serious approach to design. In addition to furniture, he has also created lamps, home accessories, textiles, a tram system for the city of Hanover, Germany and a bus shelter for the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.
Recent projects include the design of the furniture for the Tate Modern in London, the Folding Air-Chair and Low Air-Table for Magis, flatware, glassware and other home accessories for Alessi, the Flos Glo-Ball lighting series and furniture for Vitra.
Jasper Morrison Ltd. is currently based in London and Paris.