Chair One is a truly unique seat.
The shell is a structure of flat geometric shapes that join up around the edges, like a soccer ball. The shape was the fruit of lengthy preparatory studies, using sketches, cardboard models and prototypes before moving on to production in die-cast aluminium. The chair comes in a choice of finishes: it may be polished for truly durable brilliance, treated with sputtered, fluorinated titanium, or painted for outdoor use. It is available in two versions: a stackable chair with aluminium profile legs, which may be polished, anodized or painted, to meet any needs for home, contract or outdoor settings; or a fixed or swivel chair with a cement base painted transparent that enhances its pleasingly rough texture, typical of contemporary art and architecture.
Konstantin Grcic was born in 1965, and trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School (Dorset, England) before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since setting up his own practice, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID), in Munich in 1991, he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the leading companies in the design field. His more renowned clients include Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Magis, Mattiazzi, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra. He has created a number of limited-edition pieces for Galerie Kreo in Paris since 2004. Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining strict forms with considerable mental acuity and humour. Each of his products expresses a careful research into the history of design and architecture, and his passion for technology and materials. Known for his pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist, but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity. Many of his products have received international design awards, such as the prestigious Compasso d`Oro for his MAYDAY lamp (Flos) in 2001 and his MYTO chair (Plank) in 2011. Works by Konstantin Grcic are part of the permanent collections of the world´s most important design museums (including MoMA/New York and Centre Georges Pompidou/Paris).