Description from Hive Modern
Design Alfredo Haberli, 2011
Veneer wood shell, solid wood base, plastic glides
Made in Germany by Vitra
In the 1940s, Charles & Ray Eames opened up an entire universe of possibilities for the design world with their breakthrough success in the three-dimensional molding of plywood. Some seventy years later, the new universal chair Jill takes up this manufacturing technique and probes the present-day boundaries. Paying homage to the Eames design, the chair sets new standards made possible by subsequent technological developments. Using a patented process, the cut edges of the ash, oak or walnut veneer are drawn together, bending and flexing the shell until they meet in the middle of the seat. An opening remains in the angle between seat and back, with the thickness of the plywood tapering towards the top of the chair. This gives Jill its remarkable degree of flexibility and comfort, which is unexpected from a wooden seat shell.
The non-stacking bases (Wood, Fourstar and Tube) give the chair a contemporary look. Optional padded seat covers provide for even greater comfort. Snaps on the underside of the seat allow for easy removal and reattachment of the seat covers. Jill wood features a four-leg solid wood base in natural oak or black ash and match the seat shell. Seat mount in chocolate color with black glides with the option of plastic or felt.
jill chair wood: 19.5″ w | 20.25″ d | 33.5″ h | seat: 18.5″ h