Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design.
Our products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together our engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is our leading principle, as demonstrated by our Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s.
With HAL, Jasper Morrison has created a reinterpretation of the multifunctional shell chair and a varied chair range with a distinctly contemporary appearance. The shape of HAL‘s shell ensures plenty of freedom of movement and the slightly flexible plastic makes many different sitting positions possible – even sideways and astride the chair. Because of this, HAL facilitates dynamic, ergonomic seating. The selection of bases, shell colours and fabric covers opens up a wide range of choices. HAL can be used in all kinds of environments – in the office, as well as in public spaces and in the home. Combining the chair with the matching HAL Table, which was developed at the same time, is also an option.
HAL Tube with the powder-coated four-legged base in either basic dark or ivory is weather resistant, making it ideal for balcony or garden use. Special additives impede the fading of the seat shell colours in sunlight.
At the Vitra Test Centre, all Vitra products are subjected to rigorous testing that simulates 15 years of use. All of HAL’s surfaces and its individual parts are especially robust; its bases and shells, which have no places where dirt can collect, are easy to clean. The chair bears the GREENGUARD environmental label, which benefits HAL with regard to the LEED building certification. Its materials can be separated by type for recycling.
The HAL shell can be combined with more than ten different bases. The large chair range is available in many colors and offers an array of combination possibilities that meet all kinds of different needs – e.g. HAL with a powder-coated base in crème or basic dark is suitable for outdoor use.
designer: jasper morrison