Name: Bell chair
Designer/Brand: Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Konstantin Grcic’s new monobloc chair for Magis is made from a specially-developed, patented polypropylene recycled from the automotive industry, as well as from the company’s own production. Weighing just 2.7 kilograms (a good half kilo lighter than other plastic chairs on the market), the Bell chair is characterised by a shell-shaped seat which makes it infinitely stackable.
Going one step further, Magis also developed a system of logistics to ensure minimum waste, including a special delivery pallet which saves space during shipping and doubles as retail display. ‘Our aim was to develop a high-quality chair with the bare minimum of material’ says Grcic. ‘We did ask ourselves whether the world needed such a chair in the first place. I was quite critical at first, but the more I got into it, the more I could see a great opportunity for our project...We saw interesting potential in creating a very economical, but well-designed, well-engineered chair.’