Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created this expansive armchair by using an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the metal frame like a fitted stocking. Thanks to the knit sling cover, the “Slow Chair” combines soft comfort with ergonomic support, which is further enhanced by thin seat and back cushions. The translucent sling cover replaces the thick cushions of traditional armchairs, resulting in a design that is lightweight, yet generously proportioned. The restrained appearance of the Slow Chair is equally appealing in the living room or conservatory, while offering unrestrained seating comfort. Material: metal frame, polished or powder-coated aluminum legs, cover: knitted fabric, seat and backrest cushion: polyurethane foam and polyester wool. Produced by Vitra.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him. Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. An important turning in the career of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec was when they met Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of Vitra; a meeting which evolved into a highly successful partnership and has produced such modern classics as the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest or the Slow Chair. Today, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec cooperate with numerous manufacturers, notably Kvadrat, Issey Miyake and Kartell.