The ancients sculpted marble with mallets and chisels, but technology has changed the way the metamorphic rock is manipulated. Marsotto specializes in countertops and fittings and commissioned a handful of notable names in design to collaborate on its new Edizioni coollection, produced largely by CNC machine and finished by hand. Sultan was created by chair-master Konstantin Grcic.
Medici Chair Outdoor by Konstantin Grcic for Matiazzi from Herman Miller, $1,199 The outdoor version of Grcic’s riff on the Adirondack chair uses a thermo-sealing technique to protect the ash wood from moisture. Its straightforward silhouette belies its intricate engineering: The piece is made entirely of three-quarter-inch planks. hermanmiller.com/collection
- Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs. We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit awhile…
Paris-based Deltour was a designer and project leader at Konstantin Grcic’s office in Munich for three years before branching out on her own in 2010. Current clients include Alessi, Tacchini, Muji, Bree, and the city of Munich. Deltour designed this low table with a revolving bookrack to display bound ephemera in polychromatic fabric compartments.