Waver

Konstantin Grcic, 2011

The original idea behind the development of Waver was to liberate the design from the conventions of familiar chair typologies: the new aesthetic of this swivel armchair draws on material properties and structural principles from the realm of outdoor sports. The energetic colours of the fabrics and the prominent emphasis of connections and functional elements give the chair a distinctly sporty character.

Despite its simple construction with just a single layer of fabric in combination with seat and back cushions, Waver provides the sitting comfort expected from upholstered furniture. The armchair's comfort is augmented by the generously proportioned cantilever frame on a swivel-base construction, which offers great freedom of movement. As a chair for reading or watching TV, Waver makes a striking accent in the living room and other settings. Thanks to its weatherproof materials, it can also be used in the garden or on the terrace.

Information
Sunny (6)
  •  01 beach
    01 beach
  •  02 lemon
    02 lemon
  •  07 night ride
    07 night ride
  •  06 desert
    06 desert
  •  04 hibiscus
    04 hibiscus
  •  03 papaya
    03 papaya
Leather (8)
  •  72 snow
    72 snow
  •  21 dim grey
    21 dim grey
  •  67 asphalt
    67 asphalt
  •  66 nero
    66 nero
  •  68 chocolate
    68 chocolate
  •  69 marron
    69 marron
  •  70 red
    70 red
  •  71 sand
    71 sand
Base (4)
  •  52 soft light powder-coated (textured)
    52 soft light powder-coated (textured)
  •  23 ice grey powder-coated (textured)
    23 ice grey powder-coated (textured)
  •  21 dim grey powder-coated (textured)
    21 dim grey powder-coated (textured)
  •  12 deep black powder-coated (textured)
    12 deep black powder-coated (textured)
Material description
  • Frame: powder-coated tubular steel.
  • Connecting frame elements: plastic with steel core.
  • Base: four-star tubular steel base, powder coated. The frame and base are suited for permanent outdoor use.
  • Glides: polyamide.
  • Upholstery: polyurethane foam seat cushion with polyester filling; polyurethane foam neck cushion; neoprene armrests.
  • Cover: seat cover in Sunny fabric; neck, seat cushions and armrests available in fabric or leather. Upholstery and cover materials are not suited for unlimited outdoor use.
  • Straps: polypropylene.
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This product was designed by
Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic trained as a cabinetmaker at Parnham College in Dorset before studying industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1991 he set up his own Munich-based practice, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID). The Vitra Design Museum devoted a monographic exhibition to Grcic and his work in 2014.
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