medici chair

medici chair

Design Konstantin Grcic, 2012
Walnut, douglas fir, thermo-treated ash
Made in Italy by Mattiazzi®

The low-slung Medici Chair has generous dimensions and armrests that beckon one to sit and be embraced by the chair's surprising comfort. The chair was inspired by its most essential component-wood. Mattiazzi, masters of crafting beautiful pieces of wood furniture, worked with designer Konstantin Grcic to develop the Medici Chair. Medici's design is a love song to the material, the machinery, and the craftsmen integral to the woodworking process. Says Grcic, “I like the idea of wood cut into planks, which is how it is processed in the first place: the tree slices into planks.”

Hence the gorgeous geometry of Medici's wood planks, which converge at angles both conducive to reclining and pleasing to the eye. Ideal for use indoors, the Medici Chair comes in natural walnut, natural douglas fir, douglas fir grey anilin, and douglas fir yellow anilin. Medici is also offered as an outdoor version in thermo-treated ash that stands up to the elements and makes it perfect for gardens, porches, and patios.

29.5" d | 27" w | 31" h | seat: 15.5" h

$1,199.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
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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.
Among contemporary furniture manufacturers, Mattiazzi is uncommon. While many producers rely on third party factories and work in diverse materials, Mattiazzi operates with their own machines and hands, and has developed a healthy obsession for woodworking. Since 1978, when brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi founded the company, Mattiazzi has steadily cultivated its local manufacturing culture. Their network of wood shops is diverse enough to support any manufacturing process the brand may need. Every shop has its own focus, from milling to lacquering, and a particular process always belongs to a specific part of town. But don’t let the neighborhood approach confuse you: Mattiazzi is no backyard shop. Their highly specialized craftsmen operate the most sophisticated machinery available.
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