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Grcic tubular Set By Thonet For Muji after Breuer

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1920s

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Konstantin Grcic Desk And Chair set, manufactured by Thonet for Muji. This striking pair is a re-imagining of the famous Marcel Breuer desk and chair that Thonet first made in the 1920s. Konstantin Grcic has updated the design with a powder-coated grey metal frame to the desk and chair, while retaining all the exciting charm of what were new materials in the 1920s. Instead of wooden drawers a steel and clear plastic strikes an ultra-modern note. Grici is a British-trained German industrial designer known for creating mass-manufactured items, such as furniture and household products. Trained at the famous RCA in London his aesthetic is pared-down and functional, characterized by geometric shapes and unexpected angles. This desk set was commissioned by Muji and Grcic states 'Marcel Breuer and the Bauhaus inspired me to study design in the first place, but they have both marked such untouchable territory in design, you don’t dare to go anywhere near it’. Through a joint project between Muji and Thonet it suddenly became realistic for Grcic to revisit this part of furniture history. PIPE is a table and desk set with matching cantilever chair based on the tubular designs from the twenties, produced by the same company as its inspirational source. The pieces were a limited series for Muji and are now both rare and highly collectable examples of this brilliant designer’s work.


Dimensions: 

  • H: 72cm (28.35in)
  • W: 60cm (23.62in)
  • D: 120cm (47.24in)

Period: 

1920s

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