The Wafer chair is the first result of collaboration Konstantin Grcic with Swiss furniture producer Vitra. Wafer chair realizes an aesthetic based on materials and construction principles from the world of outdoor sports. The concept behind Wafer was inspired by windsurfing and paragliding that lightweight however have high performance solutions. Wafer chair proposes a high level of sitting comfort combined with an ordinary technical construction. The large swivel base further accentuates the chair sweeping dimensions and unconventional lightness. [Via]
At Milan Furniture Fair 2011, Vitra has presenting Jill chair, derived from cooperation with Alfredo Häberli. Jill chair is inspired by laminated wood shaping and re-explores the limits of this technology using a patented process. The laminated sheets are twisted like a ribbon till they meet one another in the seat. This makes a flexible shell featuring an open transition from the seat to the back, with the thickness of its veneer spiky towards the top of the chair. Two infinite lines, penetrates and surround one surface so that making a sculptural shape that follows the contours of the body and thanks to its high degree of flexibility, accommodates it with amazing seating comfort.
The bases for Jill chair is created of tubular steel, wire, aluminum and wood are also partially derived from historic prototypes and give a resoundingly contemporary design to the chair especially in its powerfully expressive coloring, which is suitable to complement the fabric. [Via]