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Crash is a comfortable armchair designed by Konstantin Grcic for Established & Sons. In designer’s words, “The key characteristics of CRASH are its generous dimensions; it is wide and spacious … and extremely comfortable. To crash out is a nice English expression which comes to mind. Something I’ve been concerned with for years is the way how upholstered furniture is made.
There is a huge industry out there producing endless upholstered furniture all made in the same banal way; glueing foam onto cheap wooden structures, then stapling fabric over it. CRASH consists of the same elements, a supporting structure, a piece of foam and the fabric cover. However, we do not bond these elements together. There is a supporting framework made of tubular steel, very simple and straightforward and a loose piece of moulded foam that gets pushed over the frame. The fabric finishes everything off, it is stretched over the foam like a jumper.”