Developed for the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition (Schweizer Landesausstellung), the Landi Chair occupies an important place in the history of twentieth-century design: this classic by Hans Coray established the new typology of a three-dimensionally moulded seat shell on a separate base.
The clear structure of the all-aluminium chair consists of two parts. First, a pair of U-shaped profiles connected by welded crossbeams form a self-supporting frame and simultaneously serve as the legs and low armrests. This base supports a seat shell, which makes ideal use of the materials possibilities: the 91 punched holes not only ensure the modest weight and flexibility of the comfortable shell, but also give the graceful Landi its trademark appearance.The lightweight, stackable Landi Chair is robust and weather-resistant. Technical innovation, optimal use of materials, minimalist forms and understated elegance are the elements that have made the Landi Chair into a classic over the years, which looks as fresh and vital today as ever.The Landi chair is part of the "Home Stories for Spring 2016". Your gift: If you purchase two or more chairs from the "Home Stories for Spring 2016" collection at a participating dealer between 1 April and 31 August 2016, you will receive a Toolbox by Arik Levy in the colour of your choice as a free gift.
NOTE As in the original design, the Landi Chair can be stacked up to 6 units high. Vitra‘s re-edition of the classic stays true to the original while making the most of the latest technical possibilities. The anodised aluminium surface of the chair is durable and weather-resistant but may develop signs of wear and tear if the chairs are stacked.
SEAT SHELL Seat shell in pressed aluminium sheeting with 91 punched holes, matte anodised surface.
BASE Armrests and legs from bent aluminium profiles, with welded aluminium cross braces, matte anodised surface.
GLIDES Glides in light grey injection-moulded TPE.
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