Chap looks familiar at first sight: its kinship with small four-legged stools or side tables is immediately evident.
The quality of such designs lies in their generic appearance and universal applications, which is why they are never restricted to a specific function. Chap is particularly adaptable and flexible: in a home setting it serves as a practical footstool, as a side table or as a seating option when there are extra guests. And because it is lightweight and stackable, Chap can be taken along to workshops, meetings and other types of gatherings in the office and stored away again just as quickly.
Konstantin Grcic was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He set up his own office in Munich in 1991, today Konstantin Grcic Design is based in Berlin. The office is active in several fields ranging from industrial design projects, exhibition design and architectural collaborations. His work is characterised by a careful research into the history of art, design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials.
Many of Grcic's products have received international design awards and his work can also be found in the permanent collections of important design museums (such as MoMA, New York, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris).