The bestselling Tate chair gets a vibrant renewal to give us three new models with updated looks and finishes that blend seamlessly with today’s interior spaces.
A classic and highly versatile piece, the Tate Chair was first designed by Jasper Morrison and produced by Cappellini in 2000 for London’s Tate Modern, an institution for art galleries. Since then, this chair, which comprises upholstered or wooden chair shells on a stainless-steel base, had been making headlines as one of Cappellini’s bestseller.
“Born for Tate Modern’s cafe, these chairs have been really appreciated by the market. They have been inserted in the company’s permanent catalogue and continue to be a long seller,” says Cappellini.
Over the years, Tate has expanded into a vibrant collection of chairs and stools. Today, the Tate collection has been given a fresh new look using new finishes and colours, resulting in three new seat models that adapt seamlessly to various environments, whether at home, in hotels, or workplaces.
“More than twenty years after the launch of the original project, the Tate family of chairs and stools by Jasper Morrison has been completely renewed in its look and finishes to give a touch of freshness and innovation to one of the bestselling products of the Cappellini catalogue,” Cappellini elaborates. “Three different seat models, three different base options, and a wide range of colours and finishes make the Tate chair an extremely versatile object.”
These three new models include Tate Color, Tate Wood, and Tate Soft, each featuring an array of stackable chairs and stools of two different heights, with a high or low backrest complemented by a profound revision of the original design’s look and finishes – as reflected in its name.
Tate Color stands out with its aniline-stained ash plywood, which comes in a variety of striking hues like white, mud, anthracite, pumpkin, brick, grass green, petrol, and Prussian blue. Perfect for breakout rooms, pantry cafes, or creative workspaces, Tate Color’s vibrant and trendy palette contributes to a lively atmosphere in the workplace.
Wood tones take the lead in the Tate Wood series, which features ash plywood with mahogany or oak veneer (with a natural or stained white, wengé, or black finish) for the chair’s shell. Tate Wood exudes a warm vibe with its natural tones, making it ideal for spaces where a welcoming atmosphere is called for.
The third model, Tate Soft comes with fixed upholstery (in fabric or leather). Fabric upholstery offers a nature-inspired palette of colours ranging from off-whites, beiges, browns, and dark greys, while the palette for chairs upholstered in leather consists of brighter tones like shades of blues, greens, reds, browns, and more.
All three of these updated Tate models offer a wide range of base options: four legs with a satined stainless steel finish or matte satined lacquer in the shades of white, mud, anthracite, pumpkin, brick, grass green, petrol, and Prussian blue; with a sled base, in satined stainless steel, or matte varnished in white, anthracite or mud; and with five polished chrome spokes, with feet or castors. The four-legged version in stainless steel can also be equipped with a reclinable table in thick black laminate.
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