Vitra Belleville Plastic Armchair
Belleville is the name of the vibrant Paris neighbourhood where the designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have their studio. Visual references for the Belleville Chair can be found in the classic French bistro furnishings and lively atmosphere of this Parisian quarter. The chair's familiar shape - even in a contemporary context - might at first be taken for granted, yet it also evokes a sense of mystery and bemusement, since the materiality, construction and fabrication of the chair only become apparent at second glance.
The Belleville Armchair is a technically sophisticated chair consisting of two components - a structural frame and a seat shell. Tracing the calligraphic lines of the legs and back, the slender frame supports a thin shell that tapers from the wide seat surface into a narrow backrest with forward slanting armrests. Due to its plastic shell, this chair is also suited for outdoor use.
Base; frame and seat: polymide.
Clean with a soft damp cloth and water. Do not use chemical cleaners on any surfaces. Avoid leaving liquids sitting on the wood as this can cause small spots and permanent marks - wipe immediately with a dry cloth. Avoid rubbing the surface while cleaning