T. Vac's equally elegant and comfortable plastic seat shell offers a high degree of comfort both indoors and outdoors. Special additives to the plastic shell prevent it from bleaching in the sun and a powder coated base means that it is also suitable for use on a patio or in the garden. As it can be stacked, it is also useful in situations where a number of chairs are required.
- Seat Shell: Corrugated structure, dyed-through polypropylene
- Base: Tubular steel base, chrome-plated or powder-coated in silver
- Height: 75 cm / 29 1/2 inch
- Seat Height: 41.3 cm / 16 1/4 inch
- Depth: 64 cm / 25 1/2 inch
- Width: 64 cm / 25 1/2 inch
- T. Vac can be stacked on the floor up to 5 chairs high
- If the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the color may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.
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 Tom Vac Chair Designed by:
- Ron Arad , 1999
Arad was born in Tel Aviv. He attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem between 1971–73 and the Architectural Association in London from 1974–79. In 1989, with Caroline Thorman, he founded Arad Associates, an architecture and design firm, in London. His brother is the violist and educator Atar Arad.
Arad's career as a designer began with the Rover chair. He was Head of Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art from 1997 to 2009. Arad designed in 1994 the Bookworm bookcase, which was still produced in 2011 by the Italian company Kartell.
Arad's work has been described as "scary", considering its "macho concrete and cut metal; tense sheets of tempered steel and guillotine edges".
In 2005, Arad designed chandeliers for the Swarovski crystal company which if one has the number, can display text messages that are sent to it by incorporating light-emitting diodes (LEDs) operated by SMS text messages. He also has had tables that climb walls instead of being centered in the room. Arad's works are often worked into distinctive biomorphic shapes and are created from his medium of choice, steel. He made plans to expand his studio in 2008.