VITRA work at Orgatec 2016: Konstatin Grcic presents the “Chair table” and “Stool tool” for VITRA as part of the furniture brand’s “work” project. The two furniture pieces join Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s “Cyl” system as part of an exploratory design study by VITRA, which they might introduce as standard products in the future. In his response, the German designer addresses the theme of super-flexibility and has produced two multi-functional concepts.
The VITRA “Stool tool” by Konstantin Grcic, is a multi-functional furniture solution for the workplace, uniting a chair and a table in a single object. Adaptable for use as both a striking solo piece or in multiple groupings, the monolithic furniture features step-like platforms to accommodate different seating heights and a wide range of uses. Furthermore, the plastic tool is light and practical so can be stacked away when not needed. Konstantin Grcic’s “Chair table” builds upon an idea of multi-functional furniture dating back to the 19th Century, and as the name suggests, unites a chair and a table in one.
The design follows new trends in contemporary workplaces, where flexible different spaces for work, meetings and quiet concentration are needed. As one version, the furniture piece acts as a standing workstation for informal group activities. However, with an easy adjustment, the table folds back to reveal a sheltered retreat where work that requires high concentration can be completed.
Design: Konstatin Grcic