Konstantin Grcic has designed the Parrish chair for Emeco. This chair´s form is characterized by the lines of round sectioned aluminum tubing, softly coil around a separate seat element. The entire construction converges in one single element underneath the seat; made from die-cast aluminum and the joint holds everything together the legs, the arm-/backrest, and the seat. Conceptually, it determines how the chair is produced: in prefabricated parts, spliced together mechanically. The dry assembly of elements demands a high degree of precision, but offering extra flexibility in the production process as well as facilitating future repair work and recycling. Craftsmanship is no longer defined by hand-labor, but by the process of making precision machine parts: die-casting, extrusion, injection molding.
The Parrish chair is available as a high chair or low recliner. It can be fitted with three optional seats: molded plastic (polypropylene), solid wood (maple or walnut) and upholstery (leather or fabric). In combination with the touch of a different frame (natural anodized aluminum or powder coated color) chair can adapt to several different scenarios. [Via]