li-lith | barstool
Design: Gregor Eichinger
The barstool edition of li-lith, designed by Gregor Eichinger, captivates the spectator with its uniquely formed backrest, which serves as an integrated handle. The massive wooden frame provides the stability necessary. Ancient craftsmanship is being utilized in order to bend the barstool’s foot ring using traditional bentwood techniques. Padded with either fabric or leather its round-shaped seat offers the highest degree of seating comfort.
Gregor Eichinger and his team “eichinger offices partnership” investigate the relationship between architecture and humankind as its beneficiary within various architectural projects such as bars, restaurants, premises, cultural venues, yet also in the midst of innovative work environments as well as spaces for living. His work is characterized by an extraordinary interest in surfaces, codes, rituals as well as a Viennese style that makes contemporary and local aspects internationally comprehensible.
In the course of time his oeuvre has gone far beyond Viennese borders, Vienna being continuously the point of departure.
Apart from numerous publications and exhibitions Gregor Eichinger teaches at universities at home and abroad, amongst others the ETH Zurich, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Eichinger spotlights the user interface of architecture and identifies the multi-faceted relationship between the built surface of an architectural environment and the individual as its beneficiary. This individual connection on a physical-material level (representing the surface materials) as well as on a sensual-emotional level (representing the attentions towards needs) and ultimately on a social and cultural level (representing the rituals of everyday life) is the primary subject of the architectural work of “eichinger offices partnership”.