German designer Konstantin Grcic continues his collaboration with the Italian manufacturer Magis with their recent launch of the latest products – a pair of three-legged workshop stools called “Tom & Jerry”. Made of solid beech, the modest stool has been updated with an introduction of adjustable colorful swivel screws (available in white, black, red and light blue) made of self lubricant polypropylene.
Spun is a fun chair by Thomas Heatherwick manufactured by Magis using rotational plastic moulding and first presented in Milan during the design week last year. Not being immediately recognized as a chair, it even looks like it could be a sculptural vessel, but when lent on the side, Spun allows for a comfortable sitting experience all the while letting the user rock or even spin around in circles. Not only is it fun, but seems to be a good work out too! Move over, the Hawaii chair!
Some time ago I’ve visited Paris and took photos of these chairs without knowing what they were. The location was the Musée du Quai Branly (next to the Eiffel Tower). Only recently I discovered these were Striped Chairs by The Bourroullecs for Magis.
We were very interested in designing a coherent collection made of different object typologies: A normal chair, an armchair, a high stool and a long chair. We wanted to create an easily identifiable collection, making coherent an association of heteroclites elements.
Then we were willing to work in plastic, which as you know requires strong investments in moulding. Thus we decided to make a collection with very few elements. In fact, 2 main elements or typologies: stripes of plastic (changing only in length) and small pieces to fix the stripes on the metallic structure (same ones for all). Doing this, we obtained a coherent graphic unity. Then, the name came, of course, by itself.