Born on the floor of a carpentry studio, Medici, the wooden chair created by Munich-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic for Italian manufacturer Mattiazzi, follows the natural quality of the material from which it is formed. Three types of wood, thermo treated ash, walnut and douglas are joined at irregular angles, resulting in a comfortably reclined seating object. The shape is assembled from planks, a reference back to the tree trunk which was cut into slices at the beginning of the construction process. Instead of hiding the fabrication, it remains visible, as the composition and joinery become both aesthetic and functional components.
Medici lounge chair was on show at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week 2012.