venice stacking chair 2-pack

venice stacking chair 2-pack

venice stacking chair 2-pack

Design Konstantin Grcic, 2011
Polished die-cast aluminum or painted, rubber or leather back
Made in Italy by Magis

"Seven years after launching Chair One, it was quite a challenge to design a second die-cast aluminum chair for Magis. Even though we decided on using fundamentally the same technology as we had for Chair One, I wanted the chair to be markedly different from its predecessor. Venice has much softer, more fluid lines. The carefully shaped seat-cum-armrest casting provides for elegance and comfort. A backrest made from flexible plastic molding emphasizes the chair's typology and allows for play with color and materials." -Konstantin Grcic

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.

Venice is a stacking chair with arms. It features either a polished or painted die-cast aluminum frame. The back is offered in either thermoplastic rubber or leather. Optional seat cushion in expanded polyethylene covered in your choice of Kvadrat fabric which is suitable for outdoor use or leather.

Please note, painted frame with rubber back and optional cushion in fabric are suitable for outdoor use.

33.5" h | 21" w | 17.75" d | seat: 17.75" h

2 chairs: $1,198.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery)

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.
The Magis company was founded in 1976 and had their first success in 1984 with “Step,” a ladder that was influential and crossed over into the designer furniture market from the hardware stores. They had two more huge successes in 1994 with Jasper Morrison’s “Bottle” and the “Lyra” stool from the Italia Group, their bestseller. Two years later, the “Bombo” stool designed by Stefano Giovannoni would gain enormous success and cultivate an imitable style. Once the company gained momentum, they never slowed and would go on to produce Jasper Morrison’s technologically advanced “Air-Chair,” Michael Young’s “Dog House,” Konstantin Grcic’s “Chair One,” the “Me Too” line of children’s objects and furniture, and the “Striped” family from the Bouroullec brothers.
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