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Meet Brut: Industrial-Inspired Furniture by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

03.08.18 | By
Meet Brut: Industrial-Inspired Furniture by Konstantin Grcic for Magis
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Designer Konstantin Grcic set out to see if a raw material like cast iron could result in a polished piece of contemporary furniture and the answer is yes. Brut is a collection designed for Italian brand Magis that utilizes the alloy in a refined way by combining it with sleek upholstery and tabletops for an elegant and slightly industrial look.

Cast iron is typically used for building bridges or in heavy-duty machinery, making it an unexpected choice of material in a furniture collection. Then to throw in a contrast of materials, like soft fabrics for the upholstery, marble for the tabletops, and wood for the bench seats, the pieces appear fresh and functional.

Brut is designed for commercial and residential spaces for resting or socializing, and it includes two sofas, an armchair, two benches, and a variety of tables in different shapes and sizes.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.