Considering industrial manufacturing methods, Grcic referred to the words 'raw' and 'untreated' when taking the production of cast iron as the inspiration for the Brut collection. A solid structure of angular framework, the Brut Sofa is an innovative piece with an elegant yet distinct heaviness. Formed from a powerful and uncompromising unison of striking contrast materials; a cylindrical backrest and a cushioned seat of soft upholstery placed upon a powder painted cast iron base, the configuration is reminiscent of the structural forms of bridges and heavy machinery. Ideal for a public space, the Brut Sofa is solid and strong, reflecting the heaviness and rigidity of the materials in which it is crafted. The intended seating solution for a waiting area or office, the sofa adds an equally inviting element to a minimal forward-thinking domestic environment.
German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in the UK he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since setting up his own design practice KONSTANTIN GRCIC INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (KGID) in Munich in 1991 he has developed contemporary furniture, products and designer lighting for international design brands such as Magis, Flos and Vitra.