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Alejandro Aravena Chairless Seating

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Vitra Alejandro Aravena Chairless Seating

Charles is a seating device for the modern nomad. It is thus a solution par excellence for times when chairs are in short supply: lunch in the park, while waiting in a crowded airport, a picnic on the lawn, sitting down at a concert, reading on the beach and on countless other occasions. Charles is so light and compact that you can carry it with you wherever you go.

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  • Sturdy strap of fabric allows its user to sit down in a relaxed manner - but with neither seat nor backrest
  • Relieves the spine and legs, so that hugging your knees or using a support is no longer necessary
  • Your hands are free to operate your laptop, for reading or eating
  • Light and compact, you can carry with you anywhere

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Country of Manufacture: Italy 
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About the Designer

Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena Chile 

Alejandro Aravena (1967), architect from Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), established Alejandro Aravena Architects in 1994. He was a visiting Professor at Harvard GSD (2000-05) and is currently the Elemental-Copec Professor at UC. He is a member of the Pritzker Prize Jury and has been named an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Professional work includes educational facilities, institutional, corporate and public buildings, museums, houses and housing. Awards include the 2006 Erich Schelling Architecture Medal (Germany), the Silver Lion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2009 Avonni Innovation Award, and the 2010 Marcus Prize for Architecture, among other prizes. His Books include Los Hechos de la Arquitectura, El Lugar de la Arquitectura and Material de Arquitectura, as well as a monograph on Elemental published by Actar that will be published in 2010. Publications on his work include the monograph Alejandro Aravena, progettare e costruire published by Electa; Kenneth Frampton's fourth edition of Modern Architecture; a Critical History; Thames & Hudson's 60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future; and books by Phaidon and Taschen. Magazines include GA (Japan); Icon, Monocle and Architectural Review (UK); Casabella, Lotus, Abitare, The Plan and Domus (Italy); Arquitectura Viva and Verb (Spain); Detail and Arch+ (Germany); Mark and Volume (Netherlands); Architectural Record, Dwell, Praxis and Perspecta (United States); and others in more than thirty other countries. Exhibitions on his work have been held at Harvard GSD (2004), Sao Paulo Biennale (2007), Venice Architecture Biennale and Milan Triennale (2008), among other places. Since 2006 he has been Executive Director of ELEMENTAL S.A. a for profit company with social interests that works on projects of infrastructure, transportation, public space and housing, and is partnered by the Universidad Católica de Chile and COPEC (Chilean Oil Company).

About the Manufacturer

Founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, Vitra has been the retailer of the works of many internationally renowned furniture designers. Throughout those 50 years Vitra has had one goal: to make the place of work as appealing, productive, and healthy as possible. Vitra furniture can be found in countless successful companies and organizations, as well as in the homes of many private individuals with an affinity for design.

Convinced that rooms and interior design have a decisive influence on people's motivation, performance, and health, Vitra has made it their mission to develop furniture and furnishing systems that stimulate, inspire, and motivate, while also offering the body comfort, safety, and support. In order to attain this goal, Vitra has worked with their specialized team and renowned designers. Over the years, Vitra has exemplified that they are not afraid to experiment with new and bold ideas and eagerly anticipate and look forward to facing the new challenges of the world of work.

Vitra is vigorously persistent in creating products of the highest quality. Once in the factory, the Vitra staff manufactures the furniture to precise standards, individually ensuring the quality of each product. The focus on quality does not end at the factory door. Providing clients with premier service is just as important as manufacturing furniture. In order to further ensure the high quality in all Vitra products, Vitra has set up their own test center which monitors products against criteria that are far more stringent than the statutory standards.

Awards:

  • 1991 Design Prize Switzerland
  • 1994 Corporate Design Award, iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover
  • 1994 European Community Design Award
  • 1998 "German Prize for Communications Design" for the multi-media efforts of Vitra, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
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