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Rival Chair

Designer: Konstantin Grcic

Year: 2014

Konstantin Grcic’s Rival Chair represents a fresh approach to the wooden chair. The legs are milled from one piece of solid birch, taking on a fluid quality more similar to moulded plastic than timber. The backrest of KG002 provides support for long periods of sitting while the low back of KG001 offers a high degree of flexibility, defining the sitter's range of movements. Both arm and backrests are made of form-pressed birch lamella. Rival is Artek’s first chair with a swivel function; the upholstered seat, available in a choice of textiles and colours, conceals a clever aluminium “knot” that rests in a polypropylene “socket,” allowing a circular movement. The graceful lines of the Rival Chair mean it swivels effortlessly from office to dining table.

Rival Chair KG002 clear lacquer
On closer examination, Rival Chair reveals its playful nature
Rival Chair asphalt lacquer
Rival Chair has a fluid quality, more similar to moulded plastic than birch
Rival Chair KG002 white lacquer
The armrests of the Rival Chair are made from form-pressed solid birch lamella
Oodi Library Helsinki 1
Rival at the Oodi Library Helsinki, Finland
Legs:
Solid birch
Seat shell:
Polypropylene
Seat surface:
3D-knit upholstery and PU foam padding, Leather upholstery and PU foam padding
Armrest:
Form-pressed solid birch lamella

Swivel seat base

    Rival Chair KG002

    This product is available in several colors, with upholstery options in fabric and leather.

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest asphalt lacquered seat upholstery 3D-knit black white

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs and armrest: birch, asphalt lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, asphalt
    Seat: 3D-knit, black / white

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest asphalt lacquered seat upholstery leather Premium nero

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs, armrest and backrest: birch, asphalt lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, asphalt
    Seat: natural leather, nero

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest white lacquered seat upholstery 3D-knit light grey cream

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs, armrest and backrest: birch, white lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, white
    Seat: 3-D knit, gray/white

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest white lacquered seat upholstery leather Natural caramel

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs and armrest: birch, white lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, white
    Seat: natural leather, caramel

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest natural lacquered seat upholstery 3D-knit light grey cream

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs and armrest: birch, silver birch lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, white
    Seat: 3D-knit, black / white

    Rival Chair KG002 Legs and backrest natural lacquered seat upholstery leather Natural caramel

    Rival Chair KG002
    Legs, armrest and backrest: birch, silver birch lacquer
    Seat shell: polypropylene, white
    Seat: natural leather, caramel