The stackable Chair One was created in 2003 by the German designer Konstantin Grcic for the Italian manufacturer Magis. Chair One not only looks cool, it is very practical and stackable up to 8 chairs. The seat is made of die-cast aluminium, the surface was treated with fluoridated titanium and polyester lacquer. The legs made of anodized aluminium are polished.
Originally created for Magis in 2009, the Paso Doble Chair showcases the signature flair of award-winning designer Stefano Giovannoni. Drawing on his background in industrial design, Giovannoni combines hard-wearing materials and superior finishes with clean lines and simple form for an instantly stylish chair that is built to last. Incredibly versatile, this chair will hold up well inside or out and makes a fine complement to coordinating pieces from the Paso Doble collection, or a superb contrast to pieces from other ranges.
The Paso Doble Chair measures 46 x 82 x 56 cm and boasts a stackable design, meaning you can store multiple chairs away discreetly when they're not in use. These chairs are also designed to withstand wear and tear, with a durable aluminium base and polyester powder coating that will prevent corrosion, even when exposed to the elements. Although these chairs lack armrests, the gentle curves of the seat shell provide plenty of lumbar support and high levels of comfort for users of all shapes and sizes.
Philippe Starck’s team worked three years rethinking the folding director’s chair. New technology and strong, beautiful materials deliver a simple chair that in reality is a complicated geometry supporting a complex set of forces. The result, in glass reinforced polypropylene, with easy-to-maintain fabric or leather for seat and back, is far more than an update, but an answer to Magis’ request for “the best director’s chair in the world.”