Ettore Mule

Ettore Mule


It says a lot about Perazza, founder and head of Magis, that he has chosen the mule as emblem of his company. And, obviously, it says a lot about the company, its spirit and character being hard working, tireless.

While we were working on the BRUT collection of cast-iron furniture, Perazza asked me if I could draw a mule to be made cast in iron for the company´s 40th anniversary. At first I was surprised, thinking that I have probably not drawn an animal since my childhood. I did it, and it was fun. ETTORE turned out a real mule, its legs firmly on the ground, determined and strong. But it is also a beautiful thing, loveable and playful. Just like Magis.

Material: cast-iron painted in polyester powder.
Measurements: Height 18cm Width 6.5cm Length 25cm

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Founded in 1976 in the bustling north eastern corner of Italy by a newcorner to the furniture business. Eugenio Perazza,Magis is today a giant international design laboratory that constant puts itself to the test, seeking technological sophistication an employing a highly diversfied workforce.Magis seizes the day. It embraceces the creativity of leading global designers and channels it towards objects perched on the cutting edge.

Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988 to 1990.

After working briefly as an assistant to Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic founded his own design practice “Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design” in Munich in 1991. Since then he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe’s leading design companies such as Authentics, ClassiCon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moroso, Muji, Rosenthal/Thomas and Whirlpool.

Konstantin Grcic’s works can best be described as pared down, simple and minimalist. He often gives them only the most basic structure to indicate in an ironical and humorous way the uses they are intended for. Grcic’s design solutions are often experimental and invariably thoroughly thought out.

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