Marc Krusin Side Chair

Designed by Marc Krusin, 2011

The Krusin Guest Seating Collection draws inspiration from traditional chair designs, but asserts itself with an industrialised craft aesthetic. Leaving no joint unresolved and no angle unconsidered, the Krusin Collection's subtle elegance harmonises with any setting.

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FEATURES

The Krusin Collection offers a new low sheen urethane finish in select natural and stained woods. The sheen registers 10 degrees and is considerably less than our standard wood. The low sheen offers the same protection but gives the wood a much more 'natural' look and feel.


CONSTRUCTION

Frame: Select hard wood frames. Dowel and mortise and tenon construction, steam bent top rail.

Upholstered Seat: High density, polyurethane foam for the upholstered area.

Woven Rush Seats: A woven natural paper rush seat is available on side and lounge chairs. Paper rush is a natural, uncoated material.

Glides: Chairs feature nylon glides.


FINISHES

Upholstered in a range of fabrics and leathers.

 

Dimensions

 
 
MARC KRUSIN SIDE CHAIR

Chair without arms: 51.5cm W x 56cm D x 79cm H.

Chair with arms: 59cm W x 56cm D x 79cm H.


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Marc Krusin: “The chair has a particularly traditional framework — arm at a certain height, back at a certain height — and it has to do certain things, it has to be a robust chair. Within that framework, we worked tremendously on the proportion. Both proportion in the macro sense — the height of the arms with relation to the height of the back and the height of the seat, and also proportion on the micro scale —the angles of each rail of wood, you know, they’re not just square blocks.

“We spent a lot of time making changes that were not only aesthetic, but also structural and made a difference from an ease of fabrication point. It was actually very interesting, a lot of the time we’d be cutting something off, or taking an angle out, and what I found was that it actually gave something back to the design, it simplified it.

“I see it as being a design that can fit into a lot of scenarios. To me, there is something very noble about an object, a chair, whatever it may be, that sits within a space not shouting for your attention, but blending into it. The outcome is absolutely contemporary, but at the same time absolutely classic and absolutely timeless.”

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Marc Krusin was born in London in 1973. He graduated in the UK and after placements with Fred Scott and George Sowden, he began his career in Milan collaborating as a designer with various studios. These include Piero Lissoni’s office, where he is presently design manager and runs projects for clients of international reputation such as Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, Wella, Fritz Hansen and Knoll.

In 1998 he co-founded the Milan based group Codice 31 with five other designers from diverse backgrounds. The group’s first appearance was at the 1998 Milan furniture fair’s “Salone Satellite” exhibition for young designers and in successive years it enjoyed continual expansion and gained an increasing importance in the design world, collaborating with some of the sector’s most prestigious companies.

Since 2004 he has collaborated with Omnidecor and in 2006 a series of Marc’s decorations for float glass were commercialised marking the beginning of a close working relationship which led to an entire new product image and presentation concept designed by Marc for the company.

Marc has continued to design furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces for well-known companies in the design industry.


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