monk easy chair | design grupa
The armchair’s shell is composed of two bent pieces of plywood upholstered in fabric, underneath which lies a simple structure of massive oak. The armrest forms part of the seat and the whole shell appears to float independently of its relatively inconspicuous support, thus paying homage to retro furniture and the play between typologies. Monk is available in two variations, as a chair and as an armchair. Both share the same upper part of the structure, whilst the lower part (legs) is higher and upright in the chair, but lower in the armchair. Together, the two Monks merge the daily functions of work and contemplation.
The armchair, chair and coffee tables from the Monk collection are paying homage to retro furniture in the play between typologies. By the simple form and selection of material in massive wood and fabrics they merge the daily functions of work and contemplation. Monk collection has been completed with the dining table which thematically adds to the corresponding chair. The elegance of the table made of massive oak has been achieved by narrowing wooden legs towards the bottom, and tabletop towards the edges.
THE DESIGNER TRIO GRUPA (FILIP DESPOT, IVANA PAVIĆ, TIHANA TARABA) IS A TEAM OF PRODUCT DESIGNERS THAT STARTED ITS CAREER BY DESIGNING THE SOLID WOOD FURNITURE LINE BASIC FOR THE BOSNIAN COMPANY ARTISAN FOR WHICH THEY RECEIVED THE EDIDA 2009 AWARD (ELLE DECORATION INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD) IN THE CATEGORY „YOUNG DESIGNERS“.
They have created a couple of self initivative products – in cooperation with ReAktor they’ve designed the pillow Pilot and the lamp Model in 2010, and afterwards the clothes hanger Figura for the Zagreb design shop Modus. In 2011 they started to cooperate with Kvadra and designed the sofa 3Angle. Along with product design, Grupa designs interiors and creates scenographies for special events.
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