Alfredo H‹Ё«berli, 2011
In the 1940s, Charles Eames became the first person to successfully mould plywood into three-dimensional shapes. Jill is Alfredo H‹Ё«berliѓ__s homage to that time; collaborating with Vitra, he has designed an organically formed seat shell employing the state of the art in plywood technology. Two infinite lines, one interior and one exterior, form the contours of a threedimensional plywood shell. The bases made of tubular steel, aluminium and wood are also partially derived from historic prototypes but give the chair a contemporary design ѓ__ particularly in the expressive colouring, which is colour-matched to complement the optional seat covers.
Jillѓ__s veneers are three-dimensionally curved in a patented process. The plywood shell is cut out in the lower back with the thickness of its veneer tapering towards the top of the chair. As a result the plywood shell is highly flexible and accommodates the body with amazing comfort.
The padded seat covers give Jill a touch of cosiness and enhance the seating comfort further still. Snaps on the underside of the seat allow for the easy removal and reattachment of the seat covers.
Versatility Combining various veneers with the different bases and seat covers ѓ__ both also available in several colours ѓ__ makes Jill so versatile that it fits into any surroundings.