waver lounge chair

waver lounge chair

waver lounge chair

Design Konstantin Grcic, 2011
Powder-coated steel, polyurethane, neoprene, plastic
Made in Germany by Vitra

The Waver armchair is the first collaborative project between Vitra and Konstantin Grcic. Waver embodies a new aesthetic, incorporating materials and construction principles from the outdoor sports that inspired the design. The idea behind Waver was to deliberately not use a conventional armchair typology. Though its technical construction is simple, Waver offers the very comfortable seating one generally associates with classic upholstered furniture. The energetic colorfulness of the fabrics and the clearly emphasised connecting and functional elements give Waver its sporty look and feel.

Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashionable currency today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.

Despite its simple construction comprising just one layer of fabric, Waver, in combination with the neck cushion (included), offers a high level of seating comfort. This is further enhanced by its swivel chair function and its large cantilever frame, which allow great freedom of movement. Waver not only complements your living room as a cosy reading or television chair, thanks to its waterproof materials, it is also suitable for use in the garden or on the patio.

30.75" w | 34.25" d | 38.75" h | seat: 18.5" h

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Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic (b. 1965, Munich) trained as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England and studied design at the Royal college of Art in London from 1988 to 1990. He then founded the KGID office (Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design) in 1991, which led to commissions from leading firms in furniture, design, and architecture. Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, essential, or minimalist. His take on minimalism differs from the current fashion in its function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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