Konstantin Grcic 2003 Outdoor Chair
With as many facets as the colorful career of its German creator, this chair dazzles with an unexpected visual lightness, despite the concrete base and die-cast metal seat. For a product that is meant to hug the human shape, the unexpected angles provide an innovative esthetic approach and the straight lines create a minimalist look. Available for indoors and out, with legs or a concrete base and even a public-bench-type arrangement with three seats on a beam, the modular system caters to every need. The metal material allows for different surface treatments, including powder coating in vibrant colors. For the designer, who trained as a cabinet maker at one of London’s most prestigious schools, it marked one of many high points in his career of mass-produced high quality design.