Key facts

Product:
Rival Chair KG001
Family:
Rival
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design >
Architonic ID:
1315666
Country:
Finland
Launched:
2014
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Product description

Konstantin Grcic’s Rival Chair represents a fresh approach to the wooden chair. The legs are milled from one piece of solid birch, taking on a fluid quality more similar to moulded plastic than timber. The low back, made of form-pressed birch lamella, offers a high degree of flexibility, defining the sitter’s range of movements.

Rival is Artek’s first chair with a swivel function. The upholstered seat, available in a choice of textiles and colours, conceals a clever aluminium “knot” that rests in a polypropylene “socket,” allowing a circular movement. The graceful lines of the Rival Chair mean it swivels effortlessly from office to dining table.

Product family

Concept

While the chair is primarily for sitting, it must support a range of functions; it may be used for working, dining, or resting, for short periods or long durations. A good chair is portable and can be moved from desk to dining table to kitchen. It may be displayed singly or as part of a group, around a table or on its own. Artek chairs support the sitter, assisting good posture and providing ergonomic comfort. Aesthetically appealing, durable, and adaptable, they rise to the challenges of contemporary living.