Design by Konstantin Grcic, 2013.
Made in the U.S.A. by Emeco.
German designer Konstantin Grcic collaborated with American brand Emeco to realize his vision for the Parrish Side Chair. Its design is a dignified silhouette featuring a wide open back and sinuous high arms in powder coated aluminum with a simple round seat offered in textile and wood options. An integral "heart" joint at the base of the seat was designed specifically to interconnect all elements in to an extremely strong, durable structure.
The Parrish furniture collection was designed for the interior spaces of the new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Long Island — a museum showcasing works created by many of America's most influential artists. Opened in the fall of 2012, the barnlike building designed by Herzog and de Meuron is recognized for its elegant, simple interiors. Mirroring this aesthetic, the Parrish Collection of chairs and tables offers subtle designs that exhibit a beauty in their simplicity while allowing for an appreciation of their surrounding spaces.
Recipient, ICFF Editors Awards "2013 Best Body of Work".
The Parrish Chair with Reclaimed Polypropylene Seat is suitable for outdoor use.
Material(s): Powder coated aluminum, foam with polyproylene, solid wood, wool fabric or leather
Designer: Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied Design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since setting up his own design practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as Agape, Authentics, ClassiCon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moormann, Moroso, Muji, Whirlpool. Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashion today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic was nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The Mayday-lamp produced by Flos was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.View other products by Konstantin Grcic
Emeco has an interesting history beginning in 1944 with the 1006 Navy chair, the granddaddy of Emeco that was designed to withstand the harsh environment on a Navy ship, including water, salt air, and sailors. (Legend has it, the seat of the Emeco 1006 Navy Chair was modeled after the seat of actress Betty Grable.) Since then Emeco has had some new editions, designed by some good friends: Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, and Ettore Sottsass to name a few.
The creative process behind the development of Emeco products is one that is loose and organic, intuitive, and explorative. The philosophy is rooted in the fact that the search for good design is as much part of the development process as is the forming, welding, and hand finishing of its products. Emeco's designers and manufacturers are equally valued and respected, and their combined dedication, intuition, and skill have uniformly contributed to the company's continuing growth. All Emeco chairs are LEED™ compliant, made of 80% recycled aluminum or 65% rPET. The aluminum chairs have an estimated lifespan of 150 years and a lifetime guarantee.
Emeco is a leader when it comes to chair fabrication. Committed to sustainability and protecting the environment, Emeco uses post consumer and post industrial waste to create chairs with ultimate strength, intended to last for decades. Chairs admired today and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures.View other products from Emeco