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|Material||Shell: glass fibre reinforced plastic
Base: chrome plated steel
One-piece cushion: polyurethane foam
Covers: leather or Hopsak (100% polyamide)
|Care||Dust can be simply vacuumed. To treat stains please use a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent.
Professional cleaning should be done in the assembled state and with the aid of upholstery foam or using a mobile washing extraction device.
Please maintain and clean the leather according to the booklet included with delivery.
|Certificates & Sustainability||Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Product family||George Nelson Collection|
|Datasheet||Click for more information (ca. 0,4 MB).
In the design of the Vitra Coconut Chair George Nelson integrated characteristics of the popular design styles of the 1950s, and in doing so created a true design classic. According to George Nelson, the seat shell of fibreglass-reinforced plastic resembles an eighth of a coconut shell: hence, the product's exotic name. The tubular steel frame with struts provides the Coconut Chair, manufactured and distributed today by the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra with a stable footing. In addition to the Vitra Coconut Chair George Nelson also developed many other designs, designs which define post-war American design and thus played an important role in the development of post war design culture.
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