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Chair_​One

c. 2003, 2004, 2008

by Konstantin Grcic
for Magis

Chair_​One

by Konstantin Grcic
for  Magis

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Simply put, Chair_​One is a classic of the future. It is the result of Konstan­tin Grcic and Magis’ explo­ration of die-cast preci­sion tech­nol­ogy and its poten­tial in furni­ture design. The outcome is, there­fore, a chair made of a series of flat elements to create a three-dimen­sional shape in which the spaces prevail over the solid parts to char­ac­ter­ize its aesthetic quality. 

Launched in 2003, the orig­i­nal version is a stack­able chair with four legs. It has since evolved to include various base options, includ­ing a cone-shaped concrete base (painted trans­par­ent natural or black) and a 4‑star base (painted). Both bases come with the option to swivel and contribute their own visual complex­ity to the sculp­tural seat. For addi­tional comfort cushion for indoor use are avail­able in (Kvadrat Steel­cut Trio” or Steel­cut 2”) and for outdoor use in 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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