With Ulisse, Konstantin Grcic developed his idea of a daybed, combining the symbolic nature of a simple daybed with the materiality of an elegant and perfectly crafted piece of furniture in the tradition of modernism.
The adjustment mechanism of the daybed and the cross-section of the legs are inspired by the classic designs of Charlotte Perriand and Eileen Gray, by their modernity and preciseness, and congenially fit in with the ClassiCon collection.
Ulisse is a daybed that becomes a symbol for relaxing and comfort, and with its large, free-stretched reclining surface, almost looks like a pictogram of a daybed. In its simple, symbolic elegance, the daybed arouses associations with archaic furniture of African or Japanese origin that were sources of inspiration for many designers of modernism.
Ulisse is thus much more than a purely functional piece of furniture: it becomes an expression of the connection between modernism and the present, a symbol for a moment of rest and luxury.
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Frame solid oak or walnut, natural or blackstained, with clear varnish.
Metal components in solid brass unlacquered or black chromeplated.
Upholstery polyurethane with polyester fibre.
Cover in fabric or leather.
Headboard height-adjustable at three settings.
Anti-slip plastic gliders in white
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. <br /><br /> Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. <br /> What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashionalble currency today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.<br /><br /> Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic is nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The MAYDAY-lamp produced by FLOS was selected into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.