ulisse daybed by konstantin grcic for classicon is crafted in the tradition of modernism
all images courtesy of classicon

 

 

 

salone del mobile.milano 2016: konstantin grcic is named ‘best designer’ of the salone del mobile. award 2016. the international award that highlights the design sector’s finest innovations that harness cutting-edge trends and consider up-to-the-minute modes of home living. 

 

‘ulisse’ is a daybed designed by konstantin grcic for classicon that is characterised by its large, free-stretched reclining surface which is controlled by a solid brass lever. the base is made from solid oak wood or walnut with a fabric seating that covers the accommodating backrest. in its simple, symbolic elegance, the daybed arouses associations with archaic furniture of african or japanese origin that were sources of inspiration for many designers of modernism. 
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the ulisse daybed is characterised by its large, free-stretched reclining surface

 

 

 

with the ulisse daybed, konstantin grcic continues his collaboration with classicon, which began 25 years ago and resulted in successful designs such as the ‘diana’ side tables and the ‘pallas’ table. while his early designs for classicon mainly dealt with industrial production and a technical-constructive aesthetic, this furniture piece places an intentional emphasis on the quality of craftsmanship, production and materiality, which have become increasingly important in his more recent designs. 

 

the ‘ulisse day bed’ was presented at salone del mobile 2016.

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the daybed arouses associations with archaic furniture of african or japanese origin
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the solid brass lever can be adjusted to one’s desired preference
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‘ulisse’ stained black version
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‘ulisse’ places an intentional emphasis on the quality of craftsmanship, production and materiality
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the ulisse daybed contains a simple modernist design
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the brass lever acts as a small embellishment upon the design 
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