Konstantin Grcic's Rival chair is designed with people working from home in mind. In its use of materials, Rival reflects its roots in the legacy of Artek, with a mix of solid birch for the legs and laminated birch for the arms and back, and in the circular geometry of the seat. The swivel function offers a psychological clue as to the purpose of the chair. The form is about comfort, even as it is typologically different from a normal chair. Grcic designed legs milled from one piece of solid birch. This technique has recently been used in a number of chairs, resulting in the wood taking on a fluid quality more like moulded plastic than timber. But Grcic has maintained a more conventional form that reflects the materiality of birch. The birch of the back and the arms is displayed in a saw-cut lamella.The first incarnation of Rival is an armchair with a high and a low back version, a seat in a choice of a three-dimensional textile or leather upholstery, available in a range of colors.
Various dimensions available