Matiazzi Medici Lounge and Ottoman
Konstantin Grcic, 2012
The low-slung Medici Chair has generous dimensions and armrests that beckon one to sit and be embraced by the chair’s surprising comfort. The wing-shaped, matching ottoman encourages relaxation. Both were inspired by their most essential component—wood. Mattiazzi, masters of crafting beautiful pieces of wood furniture, worked with designer Konstantin Grcic to develop the duo. Medici’s design is a love song to the material, the machinery, and the craftsmen integral to the woodworking process. Says Grcic, “I like the idea of wood cut into planks, which is how it is processed in the first place: the tree sliced into planks.”
Hence the gorgeous geometry of Medici’s wood planks, which converge at angles both conducive to relaxing and pleasing to the eye. The Medici Chair and Ottoman are ideal for use in indoor settings of all types.