Making simple things even simpler
Konstantin Grcic in conversation with Thomas Edelmann on his collaboration with Plank, the two new products, the “Cup Lounge Chair” and “Fila”, as well as the importance of a second attempt.
As a traveller one has come to appreciate the benefits of plastic shell suitcases. They are extremely light and flexible, yet strong and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum- formed plastic sheets have revolutionised an entire product species.
As a furniture designer I was struck by the ingenuity of this technology, considering how appropriate it was to the production and performance of modern chair shells. The creative potential seemed obvious. However, translating it into a successful formula for a chair took time and learning. With CUP we have developed an elegant geometry for the shell, which combines structural strength with a high degree of flexibility and lightness. The upholstered inside of the shell adds a well-balanced ergonomic quality to the chair, making it a perfect choice for conference situations, waiting and dining areas. The shell in black or white plastic can be com-bined with an infinite range of fabrics and colours, depending on whether it has to blend with the environment or to be the protagonist.
The CUP collection consists of a small armchair, lounge chair and stackable tables.
Lounge tables. Metal structure in chrome or black powder coated.
Table top in high pressure laminate (HPL) in various finishings and colours.
|Table finish||four-legged table|
|Table top shape||rectangle with rounded corners|
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