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360° Chair

c. 2009

by Konstantin Grcic
for Magis

360° Chair

by Konstantin Grcic
for  Magis

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Konstan­tin Grcic’s 360° is, in fact, neither a stool nor a chair but some­thing in between. Its name implies that it swivels around and that one can sit on it in all direc­tions. The 360° swivel chair is on fives wheels, equipped with a gas piston for adjustable height, and is not intended for long stints of work in a static posi­tion. Instead, it encour­ages a form of dynamic sitting, short-term, ad hoc, impro­vised — moving around. There­fore, it is a fore­run­ner of the office chair of the future. 

360° Chair has a steel painted frame and footrest in die-cast aluminum. The seat itself is an inte­gral self-bearing polyurethane.

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Konstantin Grcic

Germany

“Designing a lamp is no longer limited to working around a given bulb. Today, it means designing the actual bulb or light source. This challenged me to think of Parentesi, a lamp that celebrated the traditional bulb in the most effective and beautiful way. Would it be possible to rethink the Parentesi lamp once more and pass the Manzù-Castiglioni torch on to the future? – Konstantin Grcic

Born in 1965 in Munich, Konstantin Grcic developed his particular aesthetic and became a well-known industrial designer. In 1991, he founded Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in his hometown. His design work was often informed by his foundation in traditional cabinetmaking and included furniture, lighting, and accessories, often with the incorporation of unusual or innovative materials. Grcic uses injection molded plastic and aluminum die casting for the overall design of furniture pieces rather than regulating these materials to simple structural components. He has collections featured both at MoMA in New York City and the Deutsches Museum in Munich. He has collaborated with Authentics, Flos, Krups, Magis, Moroso, Muji, Plank, and Vitra. Notable pieces by Grcic include Chair_One and the Mayday lamp.

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