Chair with round seat and flared legs
Rival is the result of the first collaboration between Artek and German designer Kontantin Grcic. A new interpretation of the classic wooden chair for the home or the office.
Rival is a universal chair for the home, public spaces or the office. Rooted in the Artek design tradition, Rival is a fresh reinterpretation of the traditional wooden chair. The designer uses the favourite material of Alvar Aalto - co-founder and influential figure of Artek design.
Birch wood in various lacquers
The legs of the Rival chair are each made of one piece of birch wood, while the arm and backrest are assembled from several birch slats. The high backrest of the KG002 provides support for the back and guides the movements of the sitter.
Thanks to the swivel seat, Rival is particularly mobile and is therefore also ideal as a modern version of an office chair.
The name Rival does not stand for competition, but for self-confidence. It continues the strong history of Artek and Alvar Aalto. He does not look back, but proudly says: 'This is how furniture is made today'. Konstantin Grcic
The Rival chair is available with legs and backrest made of birch wood in clear or coloured lacquer and a plastic seat shell made of polypropylene in various colours. The seat upholstery can be chosen between a leather or 3D knitted cover.
In addition to the KG 002 with high backrest, the variant Rival KG001 with low backrest is also available.