Magis Friday 30 May 2014

First shown as a prototype in Milan in 2013, the Traffic collection designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis is now available, launched on the occasion of this year's Salone del Mobile. This is the first collection of upholstered furniture by Magis, made of six different elements: an armchair, a two-seater sofa, two benches, a chaise longue and a platform with a steel rod frame (painted in metallised colours). Cushions are available in various fabrics or leather, made by Kvadrat.  

In Grcic's fifth collaboration with Magis, it is the correlation between the three-dimensional outline of the steel rod and the geometric volumes of the cushions which marks a significant shift from the common connotation of wire furniture.

The designer himself states: "... its unassuming simplicity makes for pleasant casualness, while its refined detailing and carefully tailored proportions reflect elegance".