T. Vac Chair by Vitra
designed by Ron Arad
T. Vac's equally elegant and comfortable plastic seat shell offers a high degree of comfort. Special additives to the plastic shell prevent it from bleaching in the sun and a powder coated base means that it is also suitable for use on a patio or in the garden. As it can be stacked, it is also useful in situations where a number of chairs are required.
- Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
- T. Vac is stackable to five high
- Available in white, translucent, yellow translucent, anthracite translucent, mauve translucent
- Dimensions: 29.5" h x 25.5" w x 25.5" d
The Vitra Home Collection is not an interior design system or a homogeneous product line which promotes a uniform style. Rather, Vitra considers the furnishing of one's home as a process of collage - a gradual assemblage of products and objects. Not to be confused with coincidental accumulation of things, this process is a conscious arrangement that grows and changes with regard to both content and style, according to the owner's individual preferences and circumstances.
The T Vac Chair is part of our whimsical list, Top 10: Things with Totally Made-Up Names.
About the Designer
Ron Arad, born 1951 in Tel Aviv, studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and at the Architectural Association in London. In 1981 he opened the office One Off Ltd. in London together with Caroline Thorman and began to handcraft unconventional furnishings made mostly out of welded steel sheeting with distinctive sculptural forms. He and Thorman founded Ron Arad Associates Ltd. together with Canadian architect Alison Brooks in 1989. Since the late 1980s, Arad has also designed furniture for series production. In 1994 he established the "ron arad studio" in Como, Italy, and taught product design as a guest professor at the Vienna University of Technology until 1997. Since 1997 he has held a professorship for furniture design and industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London.
About the Manufacturer
Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation over the years, the company has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers.
Founded in 1950 as a family-owned company, Vitra is known as more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also brings to mind the Vitra Design Museum, as well as a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, workshops and publications on topics of design, and an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden (Switzerland) and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).
Materials & Measurements
Polypropylene, dyed through
Overall: 29.5" h x 25.5" w x 25.5" d
Seat height: 16.75"
Vitra has long been concerned about a healthy environment. It is a topic that exerts influence over all that the company undertakes. For Vitra, the primary focus has always been and continues to be the longevity of the products it produces.
Since 1997, Vitra has been certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 standards for quality and environmental management. Always desiring to manage resources as responsibly as possible, Vitra strives to reconcile materials, packaging and recycling processes with dwindling resources, increasingly scarce energy supplies and the ever-greater impact on the environment.