Everyone needs a Ghyczy

Peter Ghyczy is a German designer of Hungarian origin who had a major impact on international design.

He designed the famous ‘egg chair’ – once on loan to the Victoria and Albert museum – while employed at polyurethane factory, Elastogran, in Lemforde, where he was responsible for developing model polyurethane products.

In 1972 he founded Ghyczy and co and presented his first furniture collection based on casting techniques which he transferred from plastic to metal.

His aim was to create ‘independent and unique pieces of furniture’ and many of his patented methods – especially the innovative clamping of glass and metal together, as in the design of this ‘frameless table’ – have been copied and used for entire product lines.

Looking at this table, it is very easy to see why Ghyczy’s avant garde technique caught the imagination of the design industry. Created using only the highest quality materials, it features the Ghyczy emblem on the base with a thick, shaped, glass top, and is a substantial, yet refined piece.

“My designs take their orientation from their purpose” says Ghyczy, and we can only conclude that – in this case – part of that purpose is to be fabulous. View this piece by clicking the link.