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.

Depth
86cm
Fabric code
Fabric F120
Fabric material
Credo
Frame and leg finish
01 chrome
Height
136cm
Overall depth
98cm
Overall width
126.5cm
Placement of box
01/R Armrest right/sitting left
Seat height
48cm
Seat width
79cm
Tablet desk height
70.5cm
Upholstery colour
Credo 11 cream/dolphin
Year
2010

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.