Dimensions

Depth 86 cm
Height 136 cm
Overall depth 98 cm
Overall width 126.5 cm
Seat height 48 cm
Seat width 79 cm
Tablet desk height 70.5 cm

Materials

Fabric code Fabric F40
Fabric material Laser
Frame and leg finish 01 chrome
Upholstery colour Laser 17 ice blue/ivory

Specification

Year 2010

Resources

The fundamental idea behind the Alcove product family – providing places of shelter and seclusion – also applies to Alcove Highback Work: the sofa shields users both visually and acoustically from the surrounding environment, forming a space for withdrawal.

With its integrated tablet desk, storage box and cable inlet, Alcove Highback Work is a sofa version that offers a flexible and private workspace in the open-plan office for individual tasks requiring concentration.

Structural frame
Tubular steel, chrome-plated or powder-coated (smooth), metal frame with MDF panel.

Body
High back and side panels form a visual and acoustic shield, integrated MDF boards for structural support, panel sections connected with zip fasteners.

Seat and back cushions
Polyurethane foam and polyester fibre. Work upholstery for work-oriented sitting, 480 mm (measured according to EN 1335-1 = 385 mm).

Box
MDF carcass covered in polyurethane foam.

Legs
Tubular steel, chrome-plated or powder-coated (smooth).

Tablet desk
Two bonded MDF panels, covered in leather.


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.

Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.

One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.