Tom and Jerry is the redesign of a classic furniture typology: the workshop stool.
The three-legged stool (in two different heights) is made of solid beech wood, with mechanical parts in self lubricant plastic. Its smooth-running mechanism makes it easy to adjust and comfortable to sit on. The stylistic contrast between the visual quality and beauty of the beech and the plastic of the mechanical parts makes it a versatile product, suitable for use in a wide range of working, recreational and private situations and spaces: from a professional studio to a child’s bedroom, to a trendy, modern bar or a kindergarten, no place is out of bounds for Tom and Jerry, and they will always fit in and perform their essential function perfectly.
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).