Rival is the result of the first collaboration between Artek and the German designer Konstantin Grcic. A re-interpretation of the classic wooden chair for the home or the office.
Rival is a universal chair for the home, public rooms or the office. Anchored in the Artek design tradition, Rival represents a re-interpretation of the traditional wooden chair. Thereby the designer used the favourite material of Alvar Aalto – co-founder and embossing character of the Artek design.
Each leg of the Rival chair is made of one piece of birch wood, while the armrests and backrests are made of birch lamellae. The high backrest of the KG002 hold your back and lead the movements of the sitting person.
The rotatable seat of Rival keeps the user mobile and it is therefore also wonderfully suitable to be used as office chair.
The name Rival doesn’t represents rivalry, but self-confidence. It describes the powerful history of Artek and Alvar Aalto. It doesn’t look back, but it proudly says: ‘This is how furniture is made today’. Konstantin Grcic
The Rival chair is available with legs and backrests of clear birch wood or coloured, as well as with a plastic seat of polypropylene in different colours. The seat cushion can be ordered made of leather or 3D rope-fabric.
The KG002 with high backrest is also available with a low backrest as KG001 edition.Also in our blog:
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