Made with recycled materials: Bell chair
Magis created a tough yet simple brief for industrial designer Konstantin Grcic to create a new chair made from recycled materials.
The result? An eggshaped stackable chair obtained from industrial waste generated by Magis’ furniture production and the local car industry.
The new Bell chair weighs half the weight of a normal chair (2.7kgs to be exact) and is manufactured with one injection of material in under one minute.
The Bell chair is available to pre-order now with complimentary delivery in New Zealand.
To achieve an affordable price with the balance of materiality, Konstantin developed the chair to use a certain amount of material to allow shorter amounts in its production process.
He further explains "what costs money is not so much the material but the production time on the machine. Once the chairs come out of the moulding machine, they stack them into this pallet and that pallet then goes straight into the warehouse and on the truck and so on."
Formed in an eggshell shape with C-shaped legs, the chair is able to be stacked up to 24 high. The pallet also doubles up as a display, made from the same recycled plastic as the chair.
The Bell chair is available in three colours including sunrise, high noon and midnight. They are also suitable for outdoor use.
Konstantin was trained as a cabinet maker before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London and is now based in Berlin. His work is characterised by careful research into the history of art, design, architecture and his passion for technology and materials.
Pre-order the Bell chair and receive complimentary delivery in New Zealand.