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Coop Himmelb(l)au, armchair mod. Vodöl for Vitra



Coop Himmelb(l)au, represented by the architect duo Helmut Swiczinski and Wolf D Prix, questioned the formal language of traditional architecture with its expressive designs.

The postmodern armchair “Vodöl”, which can be described as deconstructivist in the broadest sense, was created in the style of the chair designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928.

The unusual armchair was created as part of a call for entries launched by Vitra in 1987, which produced a series of limited-edition author designs.

In addition to the Vodöl, other interesting objects of postmodern design resulted.

Today, designs by Shiro Kuramata and Ron Arad can be considered icons.

Produced by Vitra between 1989 and 1993 in Birsfelden / Switzerland in a very limited edition of two times ten pieces.

The armchair is in the collection of Vitra and is exhibited there in the Schaudepot.


Lit. Atlas des Möbeldesigns

      Vitra Design Museum

       ISBN 978-3-931936-98-3


W 197 H 82 D 90


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