Rookie by Konstantin Grcic is a small, agile and – by office standards – unconventionally simple chair. It provides a high level of immediate comfort with a minimal number of adjustments.
Both the seat and backrest of Rookie are height-adjustable. In addition to these classic functions of a task chair, other ergonomic features are directly incorporated into Rookie's structural design: the backrest flexes slightly when pressure is applied, and the front edge of the seat is unusually pliant.
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).