‘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…)
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.
The wooden construction refers to the artisan roots of the Italian manufacturer
After ‘Miura’ and ‘Myto’ it is the third chair that was developed in cooperation between Plank and Konstantin Grcic. The stackable chair, which clearly refers to Scandinavian classics, combines a wooden construction with an injection molded backrest.
Application areas:Contract, Gastronomy, Living and Office.
Technical details: Armchair, ash wooden structure – natural lacquered or stained- lacquered in black or wenge. Backrest in polypropylene in the colours in black, grey white, traffic red, wine red, light blue, yellow green. Stackable.
How plain can it be?
The back-/armrest in plastic moulding serves the chair’s structure
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