'Special is generally less useful than normal': this statement sums up Jasper Morrison's guiding principle for creating designs that are not extraordinary but rather 'super normal' and – just like HAL – that show deference to the dictates of daily life. With HAL, he has reinterpreted the multifunctional shell chair and created a versatile family of chairs with a clean contemporary look. The shape of the seat shell provides great freedom of movement in a variety of sitting positions – even sideways or astride the chair.  The swivel office chair HAL Studio is part of the HAL family of chairs by Jasper Morrison and comes on a height-adjustable base with castors for essential comfort. The plywood seat shell option lends an elegant touch to informal work environments and studio offices.


  • Glides: colour matched to the small attachment parts for the seat shell, choice of white (except HAL Wood and HAL Ply Wood) or basic dark. All bases fitted with glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
  • Seat shell: plywood or dyed-through polypropylene, with optional seat cushion in Hopsak (screwed to the seat shell). Available in white, basic dark, ivy, ice grey, brick, warm grey, chocolate and orange.
  • Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium powder-coated in basic dark. Swivel mechanism with shock-absorbing seat suspension, height-adjustable.
  • HAL Studio is also available with in HAL Ply Studio with a plywood shell in natural oak, dark oak or walnut.