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The Making of a Masterpiece Chair

Just recently, the storied German furniture company Vitra unveiled a deceptively simple chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, two masters of comtemporary design. A simple, plastic molded bucket seat it nonetheless had a fit and finish you don’t really see on plastic chairs—leaving you to wonder, How’d they do that? The Bouroullec brothers, thankfully, have just released a video showing exactly how they conceived the piece. The video illustrates how an abstract idea of vegetation became a resting place for your behind.

Just recently, the storied German furniture company Vitra unveiled a deceptively simple chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, two masters of comtemporary design. A simple, plastic molded bucket seat it nonetheless had a fit and finish you don’t really see on plastic chairs—leaving you to wonder, How’d they do that? The Bouroullec brothers, thankfully, have just released a video showing exactly how they conceived the piece. The video illustrates how an abstract idea of vegetation became a resting place for your behind. Check it out:

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Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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