bentwood | co01 contract chair
Design: Architect Adolf Krischanitz
Bentwood is used not just as a light and elemental base material but also as a design element for creating four types of furniture with striking traits and specific uses and connotations. A hybrid between chair and armchair is formed by the bentwood contract chair. Its back rest and seat are varnished or either covered with high-gloss piano lacquer, legs and armrests are manufactured from a single piece of bentwood and merged in a unique side element.
ARCHITECT ADOLF KRISCHANITZ
Adolf Krischanitz, an international architect with practices in Vienna and Zurich, has designed many structures for the arts and cultural life. Alongside the "21er Haus" and the Kunsthalle Karlsplatz in Vienna, his works include residential, educational and industrial buildings, such as the Novartis Campus in Basel.
In October 2012, he won the project competition to convert the group headquarters of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Krischanitz has participated in the Venice international architecture exhibition on several occasions. From 1999 to 2011, he had a professorship in urban renewal and design at the Berlin University of the Arts.