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Ettore

ettore

ettore

Design Konstantin Grcic, 2016
Cast-iron, polyester powder-coat
Made by Magis

"It says a lot about Perazza, founder and head of Magis, that he has chosen the mule as emblem of his company. And, obviously, it says a lot about the company, its spirit and character being hard working, tireless. While we were working on the Brut collection of cast-iron furniture, Perazza asked me if I could draw a mule to be made cast in iron for the company's 40th anniversary. At first I was surprised, thinking that I have probably not drawn an animal since my childhood. I did it, and it was fun. Ettore turned out a real mule, its legs firmly on the ground, determined and strong. But it is also a beautiful thing, loveable and playful. Just like Magis." - 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.

The Magis Mule, Ettore, can be used as a door-stop or sculptural ornament. It is cast in iron painted in polyester powder-coat.

9.8" L | 2.5" w | 7.1" h

$210.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-14 weeks for delivery)

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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.
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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