konstantin grcic: bench B for BD barcelona at imm cologne
 
konstantin grcic: bench B for BD barcelona at imm cologne
jan 08, 2013

konstantin grcic: bench B for BD barcelona at imm cologne

 

 

 

 

‘bench B’ is the most recent addition to the extrusions collection conceived by konstantin grcic and produced by BD barcelona design. the first piece to debut in the series was a table in which the german designer wanted to reference the history of the spanish company – manufacturing designs which combine the artisanal with the industrial – by developing it from extruded aluminium. the result was a working surface which in its largest dimensions measures 6 meters in length. the next obvious decision was to create a chair to accompany it, but rather than continuing with the same material choice, grcic opted for wood with a single extruded element – the technical spine which supports the object. the folding seat takes on a classic form with a half round back which allows for horizontal stacking.

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  the chair can be used as a one-seater or arranged to extend into a bench up to 6 meters longall images courtesy of BD barcelona

 

 

 

drawing references from the famous ‘barcelona chair’ by mies van der rohe, bench B can function as a one-seater side chair, with or without arms, and can be arranged into a bench of up to 6 meters long if needed. meant for both indoor and outdoor applications, the entirely aluminium construction, which can also be upholstered, is a kit of parts which can be transformed into very different typologies or bench uses.

 

 bench B by konstantin grcic for BD barcelona design is being presented at imm cologne 2013.

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  supporting leg structure

 

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  back view

 

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  the chair comes as a kit of parts which can be turned into different seating typologies

 

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  konstantin grcic with the extrusions collection

 

bench B konstantin grcic BD barcelona designboom  konstantin grcic with a single bench B component

 

 


konstantin grcic on the design of ‘bench B’
video courtesy of BD barcelona design
  • omg there’s two of him now.

    oddjob
  • It’s a barcelona chair thank you mies van der rohe

    ab
  • sweet

    nice riffing on a historical icon

    dbkii

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