CUP armchair, design Konstantin Grcic and LAND lounge chair, design Naoto Fukasawa
CUP armchair, design Konstantin Grcic
As a traveller one has come to appreciate the benefits of plastic shell suitcases. They are extremely light and flexible, yet strong and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have revolutionised an entire product species. As a furniture designer I was struck by the ingenuity of this technology, considering how appropriate it was to the production and performance of modern chair shells. The creative potential seemed obvious. However, translating it into a successful formula for a chair took time and learning. With CUP we have developed an elegant geometry for the shell, which combines structural strength with a high degree of flexibility and lightness. The upholstered inside of the shell adds a well-balanced ergonomic quality to the chair, making it a perfect choice for conference situations, waiting and dining areas. The shell in black or white plastic can be combined with an infinite range of fabrics and colours, depending on whether it has to blend with the environment or to be the protagonist (Konstantin Grcic).
LAND lounge chair, design Naoto Fukasawa
With the LAND chair, designed by Naoto Fukasawa, Plank has widens its Outdoor collection. A design distinctive for its pure lines, it seeks to balance the relation between form and character, expression and fluidity. LAND is a lounge chair made with rotational plastic mould technology. It was born to serve as an outdoor seat, but its sober and elegant design makes it suitable for indoor uses too. The low, slightly inclined seat promotes a relaxed posture with outstretched legs and supported back. At the same time, it provides the feeling of sitting in a sports car. Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, including lounges and waiting areas.