The Man Machine Collection Exercises an Unconventional Material Uniquely

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 12, 2014
References: konstantin-grcic & archidesignclub
There are several interesting things happening in the Man Machine collection that relate to the assembly and the flexibility of the range of pieces. Konstantin Grcic did something unexpected in choosing glass as the primary material of these furnishings, yet he points out that it's quite commonly employed for structure in architecture.

Thus, thick panes of glass that are joined with silicone glue are sufficient to bear the weight of a sitter or cluttered possessions, be the item a reclining chair, a table or a bookshelf. What's even more fascinating about the Man Machine collection, beyond its transparent components, is the use of industrial gas pistons to make the various parts adaptable to being tucked away or adjusted for comfort.