Konstantin Grcic’s Rival Chair represents a fresh approach to the wooden chair. The legs are milled from one piece of solid birch, taking on a fluid quality more similar to moulded plastic than timber. The backrest of KG002 provides support for long periods of sitting, defining the sitter’s range of movements. Both arm and backrests are made of form-pressed birch lamella. 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.