2010 Designer Furniture World Cup: Germany 3 – Canada 1
The (smow) designer furniture world cup always throws up some interesting matches, and Konstantin Grcic against Frank Gehry was always going to be a highly entertaining spectacle: experience against youth, minimalist straightforwardness versus radical non-conformity.
From the very first minute the inability of Konstantin Grcic to get to grips with the non-linear forms created by his opponent was obvious and Frank Gehry quickly established a 1:0 lead, largely thanks to some brilliant utilisation of the legendary “Easy Edges” combinations. However Konstantin Grcic persevered and shortly before the break managed to get back to 1:1 through the cleverly juxtapositioned Mayday lamp for flos.
In the second half Konstantin Grcic became better at reading Frank Gehry’s increasingly predictable approach and his increasingly confident build-up paid off with his Chair One for Magis and Myto for Plank.
The Group B table and all Group B results can be found here.