The Slow Chair by The Bouroullec Brothers: My Favorite Armchair of 2008

The Slow Chair by The Bouroullec Brothers: My Favorite Armchair of 2008

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Maxwell Ryan
Sep 15, 2008

Here's a comfy old man's chair for anyone under 40.

A good chair is easy to love, hard to find, and I don't crave many. Last week, we were walking by the Vitra shop over in MePa, and I saw Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Slow Chair for the first time in person. It was marvelous. Generous and comfy looking, it was a lot of things that modern furniture usually isn't, but that is usually the sort of thing the Bouroullec's pull off. They create one amazing thing about every other year...


Ronan testing one of their early prototypes

Here's my favorite armchair of 2008. It's made of aluminum, is incredibly light and finds its form in a "precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the metal frame like a fitted stocking." All of which allows it to come in a beautiful range of colors while any mix of pillows and textile remain visible from all sides. Made by Vitra, the Slow Chair and Ottoman is available with cushions at most of these good online shops for a sizable amount of clamshells.

>> Slow Chair & Ottoman post by Aaron
>> The Bouroullec Brothers
>> Slow Chair at Vitra

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