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Myto Cantilever Chair

A work made of basf ultradur high speed.
© Plank Collezioni s.r.l., 2009.

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  • A work made of basf ultradur high speed.




Konstantin Grcic (German, born 1965)
Manufactured by Plank (Italian, founded 1893)

About this artwork

Grcic’s admiration for efficiently executed designs was the stimulus for the Myto Chair. Named after the Mito motorbike, made by the Italian company Cagiva in the late 1980s, this cantilevered chair has a feisty demeanor, testing the boundaries of industrial production in the field of furniture design. The first all plastic cantilevered chair to be designed since Verner Panton’s 1960s version, it was born out of a collaboration with the German chemical company BASF, which was looking for a way to illustrate the potential of the high-tech plastic Ultradur® High Speed beyond its use in engines and circuit boards. Italian furniture manufacturer Plank joined forces with BASF to produce and distribute the Myto Chair. The distinctive profile of the chair and the integrated latticework of the surface of the seat and backrest were made possible by the behavioral properties of the plastic, which also allowed for the strong, comfortable, light, and stackable nature of the piece.


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Architecture and Design


Konstantin Grcic (Designer)


Myto Cantilever Chair


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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BASF ultradur high speed


81.3 × 45.7 × 52.1 cm (32 × 18 × 20 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Plank Collezioni Srl

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© Plank Collezioni s.r.l., 2009.

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