monk barstool | design grupa
Barstool Monk is a new member of the Monk collection, consisting of chairs, armchair, tables and low tables. Its form has been derived from the metal structure typology that has been added to the collection as an alternative to wooden legs. The seat is made of bent plywood, like in chairs and armchairs, upholstered in fabric or leather. The metal structure of sled base, circles around the back of the seat, forming the back rest.
The Monk collection brings together the regional modernist tradition and contemporary design. Originally, the chair and armchair were designed for the renovation of the architectural icon – the Palace Hotel in Dubrovnik. At the same time, they were homage to the very popular Lupina chair, a classic designed by Niko Kralj. This simple idea is reduced to finding harmony in joining two bent platforms: one for the backrest and the other expanding into the armrest. This results in an upholstered shell mounted on various types of legs – higher ones for the chair and lower ones for the armchair. The name for this collection is a figurative association that simultaneously follows the modernist ethics that inspired the team of designers: it seems as if an old monk dressed in modest cotton clothes decided to sit in an unpretentious wooden chair. The two Monks, a chair and an armchair, fuse the everyday life filled with work and contemplation. The collection is supplemented with low tables, a dining room table, and a bar stool.
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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