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RIVAL Swivel Chair

design Konstantin Grcic, 2014

Konstantin Grcic’s Rival Chair represents a fresh approach to the wooden chair. The legs are milled from one piece of solid birch, taking on a fluid quality more similar to moulded plastic than timber. Both arm and backrests are made of form-pressed birch lamella. Rival Chair is Artek’s first chair with a swivel function; the upholstered seat, available in a choice of textiles and colours, conceals a clever aluminium “knot” that rests in a polypropylene “socket,” allowing a circular movement.

 The graceful lines of the Rival Swivel Chair mean it swivels effortlessly from office to dining table.

Backrest birch lamella, natural lacquered, painted asphalt, or painted white
Legs solid birch, natural lacquered, painted asphalt or painted white

Seat shell plastic (polypropylene), asphalt or white coloured

Upholstery 3D woven fabric or leather

Rival Chair - Lacquered birch

KG002 - leather Natural caramel
1125 €

KG002 - 3D knit black/white
920 €

KG002 - 3D knit light grey/cream
920 €

Rival Chair - Asphalt painted birch

KG002 - leather Premium Nero
1080 €

KG002 - 3D knit black/white
920 €

KG002 - leather Natural caramel
1125 €

Rival Chair - White painted birch

KG002 - leather Natural caramel
1125 €

KG002 - 3D knit light grey/cream
920 €

Konstantin Grcic

Born in Munich in 1965, Konstantin Grcic trained as a cabinetmaker before studying design at the Royal College of Art in London. There he meets Jasper Morrison and Vico Magistretti who will influence his work throughout his career. After graduating, he joined Jasper Morrison's studio and in 1991 founded his own studio in Munich: Konstantin Grcic, Industrial Design (KGID). He works there for prestigious publishers (IIttala, Magis, Moroso, Flos ...) as well as for industrialists (Krups, Whirlpool).

Grcic favors a functionalist approach to design: he calls his style "current, feasible and concrete". His creations have a radical, raw side. Some of Grcic's creations are part of the collections of the MoM and the Museum of Decorative Arts. He has also been awarded a Compasso d'oro for the Mayday Lamp and the Myto chair.