For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance. The creative potential seemed obvious to him. It took time and learning to translate it into a successful chair formula. He developed with CUP an elegant shelve geometry that combines high flexibility and lightness with structural strength.
The tapered shell inside adds an ergonomic quality balance and makes the chair a perfect choice for conference, waiting and dining rooms. The shell in black or whitish plástic, depending on whether it must fuse with the environment or act as the protagonist, can be combined with a range of textiles and colours
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