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360º Chair

A work made of aluminum, pu foam, powder-coated steel.

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  • A work made of aluminum, pu foam, powder-coated steel.

Date:

2009

Artist:

Konstantin Grcic (German, born 1965)
Manufactured by Magis

About this artwork

The 360° Chair rethinks the standard office chair. Neither a stool nor a chair, it was inspired by the different seating positions that Grcic’s studio assistants assumed during a day. The quirky design consists of a crossbar on which one can sit, perch, or lean, with a low backrest for support. It is meant for activities that require one to move and take up a variety of positions during the workday, rather than for long stints in front of the computer. Grcic envisioned the 360° Chair being used in the studios of designers and architects, as well as in salons or
barbershops. Its five-star metal base with casters indicates its function, and a footrest at the base is marked like a compass, illustrating the chair’s ability to spin 360 degrees, as its name suggests. The 360° family of furniture also includes a high stool, a table, and a mobile storage unit.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Konstantin Grcic (Designer)

Title

360º Chair

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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2009

Medium

Aluminum, PU foam, powder-coated steel

Dimensions

6978 × 63 × 63 cm (228 ft., 11 1/4 in. × 24 13/16 in. × 24 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Magis

Reference Number

2010.303

Extended information about this artwork

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