Konstantin Grcic’s first design for Finnish design brand Artek is ‘Rival’, a multifunctional task chair that reflects its roots in the enduring legacy of Artek, with a mix of solid and laminated birch combined with the circular geometry of the seat.
Designed with an eye to those who work from home, a swivel features a clear purpose to the function of the chair. “The form is about comfort, even as it is typologically different from a normal chair.” says Artek.
“For Grcic, designing a chair works on a number of levels. First, there is the choice of materials, and it was clear that for the Rival, birch would play an important part. Second, there is the home office typology, a reflection of a contemporary approach to life. Lastly, there is what might be called the grammar of construction: the way in which a piece is put together.”