DECO recently explored the endless inspiration that is the Salone del Mobile Milano 2014. At one point, after wandering the halls for hours, we reached an oasis of chairs on which we could sit to rest our weary bones. Perhaps it is because we so were desperately in need of a seat, but Konstantin Grcic’s Traffic chairs stood out in a sea of extraordinary design.They are not brand-new, the prototype was launched at last years’ fair, but we wanted to share them with you.
TRAFFIC is a collection of furniture, designed for Italian design brand Magis, using wire and upholstery.It includes an armchair, a two-seater sofa, two benches and a chaise longue.
The correlation between the three-dimensional line drawing of the metal rod and the geometric volumes of the cushions marks a significant shift from the common connotation of wire furniture. The unassuming simplicity of its conception impart a pleasant casualness. The refinement of detailing and carefully tailored proportions stimulate a resounding elegance. The inherent logic of construction creates a formal grammar which allows for a number of functional declinations to form the TRAFFIC collection: an armchair, a two seater sofa, a small bench (which also serves as ottoman), a chaise longue.
All pieces are available with upholstery in fabric or leather. The metal structure is either powder coated (in high gloss colours) or chrome plated.