620 Chair ProgrammeDesigned by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ in 1962
Built from the inside out
Much of the chair’s integrity is hidden from view; at every level the highest-quality materials have been used.
The base is constructed from precision-engineered birch ply and houses a traditional coil-sprung construction. This in turn is over-laid with a rubberised-coir moulding (a mixture of torn coconut husks and natural rubber). The arms and backs are made from hot-pressed sheet-moulding compound, a material similar to – but stronger than – fibreglass. Designed and built to last a lifetime and more.
A kit of parts, not just a chair
The 620 Chair Programme adapts to life’s inevitable changes. Only the pig-nosed bolts reveal the simple interchangeability of components: an arm can be removed so that another chair, or two, or three can be added to make a sofa as long as you need.
With feet to the rear and castors in front, your chair is easily repositioned. Or, with the option of a swivel base, 620 constantly surprises.
In its manufacture in the late 80s and early 90s, concessions to production volumes were made, and the chair’s original rubberised coir layer and traditional spring structure was replaced with zigzag springs and a foam pad.
When we re-engineered the chair, the coir and springs were returned, together with pocketed cushions filled with a mixture of feather and rhombic-cut foam chips, ensuring the ideal balance between comfort and longevity.
Worldwide delivery, easy assembly and lifelong support
We only sell direct to you. Upon delivery to your door, a surprisingly compact package will leave door-frames and windows intact. The design of 620 is truly appreciated during pain-free assembly using your magnetised assembly tool. At which point you’ll be perfectly placed for a good sit down.
Of course, components bought today are compatible with your decades-old 620 chair. This ethos has been fundamental to Vitsœ since 1959 and we have no intention of changing.