December 9, 2023


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konstantin grcic crafts household furniture items which act as ‘micro-architecture’

konstantin grcic to show at milan design and style 7 days


As element of Milan Style 7 days, Giustini/Stagetti provides DAYBED and WALL: two unique, restricted-edition household furniture pieces by Konstantin Grcic. The two parts will be presented with an exhibition at NFQ entitled ‘Ceci n’est pas un mur,’ which ‘ironically would make reference to Magritte’s famous painting of a pipe which is regarded to be an picture of a pipe and not the item by itself.’ With this reference to Magritte, the designer provokes the viewers to issue their notion of the objects that encompass them.


Both equally DAYBED and WALL are intended to reinterpret the classical structure of furniture on the scale of a ‘micro-architecture.’ In executing so, the pieces will exist to furnish a area and generate area in transform. The items for Giustini/Stagetti ended up recognized in collaboration with Roberto Primiceri, a cabinet maker who, amongst other people, worked closely with the late Umberto Riva.

konstantin grcic crafts furniture pieces which create space as 'micro-architecture'
Konstantin Grcic, Daybed, 2022 | courtesy Galleria Giustini, graphic by Omar Golli





Intended by Konstantin Grcic (see below), Giustini/Stagetti (see in this article) offers the DAYBED as a self-contained mobile for studying, studying and contemplation. The piece suggests a modern day interpretation of the renaissance-era studiolo, a tiny room focused to introspective contemplation.


The mattress is nestled inside a picket box with a wall at its head that is opened up by a smaller window with a ledge projecting outwards. The longitudinal wall which stretches the size of the mattress integrates a wood drawer and a shelf. This shelf then expands into a modest desk location, which cantilevers to the outdoors of the box and invites end users to pull up a chair. The primary framework of the DAYBED is constructed of observed-cut oak veneer, although the mattress is wrapped in a neutral wool bouclé, making a tranquil warmth.

konstantin grcic crafts furniture pieces which create space as 'micro-architecture'
Konstantin Grcic, Daybed (element), 2022 | courtesy Galleria Giustini, image by Omar Golli





Meanwhile, Konstantin Grcic’s WALL usually takes form as a massive, totally free-standing composition, an assemblage of 3 modules of different lengths — Wall A measuring one particular meter, Wall B two meters, and Wall C three meters. Every single module is developed to be reconfigured very easily with a multitude of businesses. The team notes that WALL recalls a substantial-scale design of a significant-rise developing, acquiring throughout many stages. The work integrates architectural elements suggesting a staircase, a provide shaft, a window.


The designer notes that when WALL could easily operate as a bookshelf, it can be applied in numerous ways offered its sizing and formal variety, depending on the user’s wants or creativity. WALL is produced in wood it is hand-painted in gray this sort of that the unique brush strokes are visible. Its colour emphasizes the piece’s architectural character and solidity.

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Konstantin Grcic, Wall B, 2022 | courtesy Galleria Giustini, graphic by Omar Golli

konstantin grcicKonstantin Grcic, Wall C, 2022 | courtesy Galleria Giustini, impression by Omar Golli