BD Barcelona Design
01 product description
BD has launched at IMM Cologne the new Bench B, designed by Konstantin Grcic under the Extrusions Collection. Konstantin himself explains the new product: “We started working on the bench as a family of elements from very short, like a one-seater side chair, to a long bench of up to 6 meters. It can be for indoor or outdoor, it can have arms or not, it can be upholstered or left pure aluminium. I think we have created a kit of parts which can be turned to very different typologies or uses of this bench. What is interesting in this bench is that it makes reference to a very famous piece of furniture: The Barcelona Chair designed by Mies van der Rohe. I think it is interesting to make this reference in design. Design is not about inventing new things all the time, design is an evolution of things.”
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04 Articles about BD Barcelona Design and Konstantin Grcic
Four legs and a seat shell
Yes, folks, it really does exist: the universal chair of 2015. It was designed by various hands, comes in numerous versions and yet still follows a typology going back to a famous forebear. Ultimately, it is the subtle differences that count.› To the article
Industry is not a dinosaur
On irony, provocative designs, Chair One as a grill, finding treasure troves, the necessity of securing contracts and the fun of advancing existing designs.
Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Wagner – part 3› To the article
Work where you have the freedom do to so
On art and design as a way of life, public places, the designer’s responsibility, the culture of Italian manufacturers, taste and breather Marcel Duchamp.
Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Wagner – part 2