The Waver Lounge Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra

The lounge chair Waver embodies a new aesthetic, incorporating materials and construction principles from the outdoor sports that inspired the design.


“First off I had to convince Vitra to produce such a simple piece of furniture made out of bent tubular steel”, says Konstantin Grcic about Waver. The chair’s design incorporates constructive principles from sporting equipments and translates them into an avant-garde design which does without high-tech and yet is sophisticated.
Waver is the first serially manufactured product made by the German designer and Vitra together after Grcic’s experimental group of seats for public spaces called Landen was presented as part of the Vitra Edition 2007.


Rejecting the traditional chair typology, the chair explores new seating experiences in everyday life. Just like a paraglider in a harness, the user of Waver is suspended in a kind of hammock which is suspended inside the bent and welded tubular steel frame of the chair. “By simplifying the form, we were able to focus more on the sitting quality”, Konstantin Grcic explains.
Outdoor or indoor, in the garden or in the living room – these are all perfect places for this lightweight swivel chair. It defies UV radiation and wind and weather. And the conventional idea that there is a difference between indoors and outdoors is something that Waver has left way behind it.


Image source: Vitra
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