Posts tagged as 'Konstantin Grcic'
‘Bench B’ by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona (ES)
Konstantin Grcic’s ‘Bench B’ is a modular seating system that’s like a one-seater side chair that can expand, all but extruded, to a long bench of up to six meters. Bench B is part of BD Barcelona’s Extrusions collection. It can be used indoors or outdoors, it can have arms or not, and it can be upholstered or left with a pure aluminium finish.
‘Palio’ chair by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
After his much-talked about ‘Avus’ armchair, which was launched by Plank during the 2011 edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair, the Munich-based designer Konstantin Grcic has recently created a comparatively less extravagant but perhaps more practical seat for the same manufacturer. Unveiled earlier in April, also at iSaloni, the geometrical, core leather upholstered ’Palio’ is available in natural or black while the chair’s simple, tubular legs are made of matt-black anodized aluminum. (more…)
'Chairs without Legs' guest exhibition at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin; photo by Rainer Viertlböck
Originally developed in tubular steel by a Dutch architect and furniture designer Mart Stam in the 1920s, soon after its invention cantilever chair has found itself the centre of attention, inspiration and reinterpretation among some of the most prominent Bauhaus figures such as Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Later, in 1960s, Verner Panton has popularised the form by creating the now-iconic, curvilinear ‘Panton’ chair which, at the time, was the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Since then, the ‘chair without legs’ has been revisited and refashioned innumerable amount of times by designers from across the globe. Now, to celebrate the history and undeniable adaptability of cantilever chair, Munich’s International Design Museum has organised a special guest exhibition which opened earlier last week (21 March) at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. (more…)
imm cologne 2012 preview: 'PRO' chair by Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto (DE)
It appears that the design of the archetypal school chair has been receiving an increasing amount of attention in the past months and following the innovative and much-talked-about Tip Ton chair by the British design duo BarberOsgerby, the German designer Konstantin Grcic has just realised this series of brightly-coloured S-shaped polypropylene chairs which will be presented at this year’s edition of imm cologne fair which opens next Monday (16.01-22.02.2012). Available in three various sizes and six bold colours (snow white, graphite black, granite grey, aqua blue, coral red and kiwi green), the lighweight ‘PRO’ has been been originally intended for use in schools as well as in the private and commercial sectors and it is manufactured by Flötotto. (more…)
'Tom & Jerry' stools by Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Having created one of Magis‘ most celebrated pieces – the angular, instantly-recognisable Chair_One in 2003, the ubiquitous German designer Konstantin Grcic continues his collaboration with the Italian manufacturer who has recently unveiled Grcic’s latest products, a pair of three-legged workshop stools. Made of solid beech, the archetypal, modest stool has been updated and reinterpreted by the Munich-based designer through the introduction of adjustable, contrastingly-coloured swivel screw made of self lubricant polypropylene. (more…)
SG67 handheld vacuum cleaner by Stefano Giovannoni für Alessi
In the past electrical kitchen appliances were a treasured status symbol for the modern household and a symbol of progress. Nowadays, however, they are not particularly valued as gifts in that electronic kitchen products have become cheap mass-produced articles, a development which is generally also reflected in their design. In design-conscious households we therefore tend to find retro design, vintage products or functionally designed professional equipment for the catering industry.
However, where are the household appliances of today which will blend in with a modern design kitchen? We’ve been doing some research for you and have found them….
Architonic is proud to be the official media partner of Vienna Design Week, which returns to the Austrian capital for its fifth edition on the last day of September (30.09 – 9.10). As ever, the 10-day festival, which last year attracted some 26.000 visitors, will focus on the best of product, industrial and furniture design by both established and up-and-coming designers such as UK’s PostlerFerguson,
Norwegian trio Angell Wyller Aarseth, the Dutch practice Studio Makkink & Bey, Munich-born Konstantin Grcic, or Austria’s White Elephant and Marco Dessí to name just a few. (more…)
Konstantin Grcic's new 'Avus' club chair for Italian manufacturer Plank
Every now and then, a design comes long that truly divides opinion. Here’s one of them.
Exhibited at the stand of Italian design manufacturer Plank at this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile, Konstantin Grcic’s new ‘Avus’ club chair managed to cause a bit of a stir. The leather-upholstered seat speaks of hotel lounge bars and tall drinks. The base, on the other hand, is a completely different story. Made of ABS, it consists of a twin-sheet moulded shell, reinforced with a polyurethane foam core, which, through its styling, shouts about its latest-technology credentials. It’s no accident, therefore, that the formal language of the chair’s base is reminiscent of things automotive.