Designed by Jasper Morrison, the APC is reminiscent of classic wooden chairs while advancing the appearance and functionality of this typology. The graceful chair combines great stability with excellent comfort; its backrest is attached to the frame with resilient connectors that allow it to flex in response to the sitter's movements. The APC comes in a choice of two-tone colors and is suited for both indoor and outdoor use.
Backrest, seat and base: dyed-through polypropylene.
Glides: fitted with carpet glides or felt glides for hard floors.
Applications: suitable for outdoor use.
At first glance, the APC is reminiscent of the simple, classic wooden chairs that have been common in Europe for many decades. However, its performance and appearance have been significantly enhanced by adapting the design to an alternative material.
The flattened forms of the frame are molded in a single piece, while the thin seat surface is organically shaped and the backrest more finely modelled than the back support of conventional wooden chairs. As a result, the APC is strikingly compact and graceful, and the combination of plastic components makes it extraordinarily comfortable. Whereas the frame consists of a rigid high-strength polypropylene, the seat and backrest are more resilient and adapt to the contours of the sitter's body. The backrest is connected to the frame by twin shafts cushioned with rubber buffers, which allow it to flex gently in response to the sitter's movements, further enhancing the chair's comfort.