Backrests appeared to be a major feature of those new products Konstantin Grcic presented at Milan Furniture Fair 2017. Or perhaps better put, from those new product we saw by Konstantin Grcic, we interpreted the backrest as being central components. But it wasn’t all about backrests, a few thoughts on new products for Magis, Plank, Flos and Mattiazzi.

Noctambule by Konstantin Grcic for Flos, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2017

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As older readers will be well aware, little gets us down quite like Milan Furniture Fair. Every year our only wish as we cross the Alps is that we will find something to make us thankful that we did. Milan Furniture Fair 2017 produced more such moments than the average year, which we suppose means we’ll be back next year!!

Our Milan Furniture Fair 2017 High Five!!

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Pacific Chair by Barber Osgerby, as seen at Vitra - Work, Orgatec 2016

When we spoke with Vitra’s Chief Sales Officer Josef Kaiser at NeoCon Chicago he told us that at “Orgatec 2016

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Sofa? Desk? SofaDesk! Hack by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra, as seen at NeoCon Chicago 2016

Although geographically the (hi)story of Vitra begins in Basel, spiritually it begins in America and arrives in Switzerland in 1957

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Ulisse Daybed by Konstantin Grcic for ClassiCon, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

To the casual observer selecting five outstanding products from the Milan Furniture Fair is a neigh on impossible task, so

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Konstantin Grcic. Abbildungen @ Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Photo Wolfgang Günzel, Courtesy of Kunsthalle Bielefeld)

Since 1994 the so-called Bielefeld Conspiracy has contended that the German city of Bielefeld doesn’t exist. A central component of

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November 2015 was a month of exhibitions, including Konstantin Grcic at the Grassi Museum Leipzig and Anton Corbijn at C/O

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On Leipzig’s Augustusplatz one can currently enjoy the wonders of the Leipzig Märchenland, the Leipzig Fairytale World. Alternatively, some 500m

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"Please touch!" at the Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot, Zürich

In the complete interview with Matylda Krzykowski ahead of the Depot Basel exhibition Forum for an Attitude, there is a

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The 360° Stool by Konstantin Grcic for Magis (2009) and the Nelson Perch by George Nelson through Vitra (1964)

On March 10th 2015 a jury at the Central District Court of California in Los Angeles concluded that Pharrell Williams

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……and continued over Budapest and on to Berlin – where amongst other delights we partook of the exhibitions Sensing the

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As all old thesauruans know “April” is merely a synonym for “Milan” And lo despite all promises to the contrary

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According to our pictorial review of March 2013 it was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing

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Only Wood Galerie kreo Paris

Until December 20th the Paris dépendance of Galerie kreo is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the vivacious variety of contemporary

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Orgatec Cologne 2014 Vitra Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

In comparison to the annual IMM Cologne furniture fair the corridors and halls of the Messe Cologne always seems curiously

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Milan 2014 Artek Rival Konstantin Grcic

If we’re honest, we really, really, should have seen it coming. We didn’t. Having been acquired in 2013 by Vitra,

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As part of the accompanying fringe programme to the exhibition Konstantin Grcic – Panorama, the Vitra Design Museum is hosting

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Konstantin Grcic Panorama Vitra Design Museum Netscape Swings

One of the first telephone calls Mateo Kries and Marc Zehntner made upon assuming leadership of the Vitra Design Museum

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Ulrich Müther Binz

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, poor thing? He’ll

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Man Machine by Konstantin Grcic at Galerie Kreo Paris Lounge Chair

By way of unwinding ahead of his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, German designer Konstantin Grcic is

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Milan Design Week 2013 The Mattiazzi Collection

For us one of the highlights of Saloni Milano 2013 was/is Italian manufacturer Mattiazzi. And not just because they have

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Following our visits to the Bauhaus University Weimar, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and  Universität der Künste Berlin the final stage

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Until July 31st we are giving readers the chance to win a limited edition Dark Lime Panton Chair. In effect

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Among the new Vitra products launched in Milan one of the most eye-catching was Waver by Konstantin Grcic. Following an

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Among the more interesting co-operations we saw in Milan was the first product from Konstantin Grcic for Azucena. Entre-Deux is

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