konstantin grcic comfortably reclines wooden medici chair for mattiazzi konstantin grcic comfortably reclines wooden medici chair for mattiazzi
may 07, 2012

konstantin grcic comfortably reclines wooden medici chair for mattiazzi

 

 

 

born on the floor of a carpentry studio, medici, the wooden chair created by munich-based industrial designer konstantin grcic –for italian manufacturer mattiazzi— follows the natural quality of the material from which it is formed. for this project, three types of wood (thermo treated ash, walnut and douglas) are joined together at irregular angles, resulting in a comfortably reclined seating object. the shape is assembled from planks, a reference back to the tree trunk which was cut into slices at the beginning of the construction process. instead of hiding the fabrication, it remains visible in the final design, as the composition and joinery become both aesthetic and functional components.

 

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboomthe seat is divided into three parts, the middle section which continues upward to become the back(above and main) image © gerhardt kellermann

 

the medici chair by konstantin grcic was on show at salone del mobile during the milan design week 2012. 

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom view from the back of the wooden medici chair image © gerhardt kellermann

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom the irregular angles that shape the chair contribute to the comfort of the reclined seating object  image © gerhardt kellermann

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom side elevation showing the irregular geometries of the different elements image © gerhardt kellermann

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom side detail  image © gerhardt kellermann

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom close up view on the joinery of the legs, back and seat  image © gerhardt kellermann

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboom the medici chair on show at salone del mobile 2012  image © designboom

konstantin grcic medici chair mattiazzi designboomthe thermo treated ash medici which is also suitable for outdoor use  image © designboom

  • well done

    dbkii says:
  • Disappointed!

    Tkgysk says:
  • a new designclassic is born.. wonderful

    mika says:
  • a new design classic, because of the design or because of the name?

    @mika says:
  • what the xxxx….

    afriend says:
  • i always like grcic’s work – this chair is not excluded!!
    only 2 things bugs me in this project:
    one is the fact that it does not stand to it’s visual potencial to fold.
    two is the fact that it does not stand to it’s visual potencial to stack.

    other than that its SUPER!!

    shahaf says:
  • 1st time I see something that I like by grcic

    DS says:
  • Es ist einfach genial!

    Dieter says:
  • It looks like a classic, aside from being Brand Grcic. It’s form is unexpected and the chair looks like a nice place to be.

    efs says:
  • hehe, a typical grcic: polarizing.
    I agree to shahaf, it looks stackable indeed on first sight.

    oliver says:
  • KGID <3

    genial! says:
  • STOP THIS GUY WASTING WOOD!!! STICK TO PLASTIC KONSTANTIN, YOU\’LL DO LESS DAMAGE…

    ITA BOY says:

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