konstantin grcic’s mingx collection for driade draws on ancient chinese furniture design

 

 

 

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. 

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all of the furniture pieces contain a tubular frame

 

 

 

the ‘mingx’ collection by konstantin grcic for driade consists of a family of minimal furniture pieces which draw on ancient chinese culture and furniture design. the name ‘mingx’ refers to the ming dynasty that influenced the progress of china, turning it into the heart of eastern trade. the seats are intentionally created to reflect the archetype of the ancient chinese chair w–hich was originally made of wood. grcic builds upon this framework to create an extensive series of designs, which includes: seats, stools and tables rendered using a thin tubular metal frame.

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the seats are intentionally designed to evoke by the archetypical structure of an ancient chinese chair 

 

 

 

presented at salone del mobile 2016, the armchairs hold a curved wave-like backrest that creates a sense of motion across the static object — accompanied by leather seats that are produced in the same hues as the metal frame. the seating collection also consists of stools proposed in two variants: with and without a backrest.

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mingx collection: stool with no backrest

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konstantin grcic’s ‘mingx’ collection for driade on show at salone del mobile 2016
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display of the mingx collection furniture set
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black variation of the collection
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