The Classic Safari Chair According to Konstantin Grcic

Practical and eco-friendly, Twain brings together a mix of natural materials: wood, leather and fabric

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10/06/2024 - The classic Safari chair reinterpreted through color and sustainability: Twain is the new Magis armchair designed by Konstantin Grcic.
Magis has always challenged me and encouraged me to take things beyond what I thought was possible", explains Grcic. "Twain represents a departure into a new direction, leaving behind the kind of rational, hard materials, constructions, and an approach towards a softer, more decorative furniture.”

Practical and eco-friendly, Twain brings together a mix of natural materials: wood, leather and fabric. The structure consists of a frame in natural or black interlocking spindles in solid beech, held in tension by a strap and ratchet. The armrests consist of two strips of leather.

The textile part consists of a seat and backrest in self-supporting fabric, with seat cushion and backrest cover in removable fabric. Also available in a version created in collaboration with Hella Jongerius, Twain includes a draped cover in two unique patterns designed by her specifically for this project by the Dutch designer.
To ensure maximum comfort, moreover, the backrest is attached to the frame in such a way that it tilts with the movement of the sitter. For a chair that offers a feeling of freedom and pure comfort. A footrest, made from the same principle and materials as the armchair, enriches also the collection.

A study on sustainability

Today, we should think in concepts like that: little material, maximum performance”, says Konstantin Grcic. The interlocking structure, free from glues and rivets, and the complete disassemblability allow us to reduce considerably the packaging of Twain when shipping it.
This construction method also makes it easier to prolong the product’s life, by replacing individual parts when necessary.
Finally, at the end of life, the user can easily separate each material for disposal.

Magis presents the Twain seating collection and other 2024 novelties in Copenhagen at 3daysofdesign, from 12 to 14 June.


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