Grcic A Konstantin; A Nurturing; A Reduction There are a great many legends surrounding the origins of Grcic, and while many are centred around the regions today known as München and Wuppertal, the more plausible appears to be that Grcic arose in the days of...
Elegant, simple and stylish - Classicon. Established in 1990 by Stephan Fischer von Poturzyn, Classicon's portfolio is defined by timeless furnishing ideas supported by an unflinching quality. As perhaps best typified by the design classics of Eileen Gray and Eckart Muthesius, with their clear, flowing shapes and subtle colours. In addition to the successful classics of furniture history, ambitious contemporary designers also have a chance in the Classicons range: one of the first to be given such a chance with Classicon was Konstantin Grcic, with whom the company still maintains an intensive and successful partnership. Classicon is the exclusive global licensee of all designs from Eileen Gray.
smow sells exclusively originals from licensed manufacturers and is an official trading partner of Classicon.
Timelessly sustainable design from ClassiCon
ClassiCon has stood for high-quality, timeless furniture design since 1990. With a portfolio that includes the design classics of an Eileen Gray as well as pioneering, contemporary designs by renowned designers such as Alexander Grcic, the furniture manufacturer bears a special responsibility. ClassiCon therefore has the ClassiCon signature on every piece of furniture for the highest quality, selected materials and compliance with ecological guidelines.
Fair working conditions at ClassiCon and all suppliers
ClassiCon furniture is produced in cooperation with suppliers in Germany and Northern Italy who, like ClassiCon, adhere to the standards of the International Labor Organization, or ILO for short. The institution, of which Germany and Italy are permanent members, was founded to promote social justice as well as human and labour rights. As all Classicon suppliers are located in Europe, they are also obliged to adhere to the strict EU guidelines with regard to safety, environmental protection and working conditions.
ClassiCon's suppliers are small companies and manufacturers in Northern Italy and Bavaria. Often these have been family-run companies for generations that have ISO certificates or the Blue Angel eco-label. The bases of the Belle Side Table by Sebastian Herkner are produced, for example, by the glass manufacturer Freiherr von Poschinger, which celebrated its 450th anniversary in 2018. ClassiCon supports local businesses and traditional handicrafts.
Durable products and environmentally friendly materials
With the Classicon embossing, the company guarantees that ecologically sound materials are excellently processed and that every single piece has passed the strict quality control. As ClassiCon furniture is particularly durable, the company contributes to the conservation of resources.
The wood used for ClassiCon furniture is also mainly sourced from Germany. In international comparison, Germany has long been a leader in terms of sustainable forestry. Leather, in turn, is supplied by small farms in Bavaria and comes exclusively from cattle that have been slaughtered for meat.
All materials processed by ClassiCon can be recycled separately in the event of disposal. Packaging materials are also used as sparingly as possible and efforts are made to avoid using styrofoam.
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...Ulisse Daybed by Konstantin Grcic for ClassiCon One of the joys of Konstantin Grcic's work is you never know where it will take him next: something unashamedly, if competently, commercial; an artistic diversion; something that explores new formats, pushes horizons and thus expands the vocabulary of furniture design; or something that presents Konstantin Grcic the carpenter... The Ulisse Daybed for ClassiCon is a wonderful example of the latter...
...The "second exhibition", staged upstairs under the title Object Space, looks at Grcic's oeuvre in more detail, presenting examples of Grcic's works, be they products for manufacturers as varied as Moormann, Magis, ClassiCon or Flos, objects created in cooperation with galleries or projects that have never had a life outwith Konstantin Grcic's Munich studio...
...Nymphenburg by Otto Blümel through ClassiCon For those who prefer their hat stands a little more classic Otto Blümel's 1908 Nymphenburg is a wonderful example of late Art Nouveau design...
...smow is now proud to offer the following, offically licensed, Eileen Gray products from ClassiCon, Munich...
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