Konstantin Grcic, 2014


Konstantin Grcic’s Rival Chair represents a fresh approach to the wooden chair. While its arms and backrest are made of form-pressed birch lamella, its legs are milled from a single piece of solid birch, taking on a fluid quality more similar to moulded plastic than timber. Rival is Artek’s first chair with a swivel function; the upholstered seat, available in a choice of textiles and colours, conceals a clever aluminium “knot” that rests in a polypropylene “socket,” allowing a circular movement. The graceful lines of the Rival Chair mean it swivels effortlessly from office to dining table, a perfectly versatile and contemporary chair for today's ever-evolving world.

  • Multipurpose chair 
  • Legs in solid birch
  • Seat shell in polypropylene
  • Armrests in form-pressed solid birch lamella
  • Legs, armrest, and backrest available in birch with asphalt lacquer, white lacquer, or silver birch lacquer
  • Upholstered seat available in 3D-knit upholstery or leather
  • 23.3"w 20.5"d 30.8"h 18.3"h 
  • Made in Finland by Artek