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Konstantin Grcic

Germany — b. 1965

Available Works

465 Table - Konstantin Grcic - Table - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Banzai Table - Konstantin Grcic - Table - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Chest L - Konstantin Grcic - Storage - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Chest S - Konstantin Grcic - Storage - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Hieronymus Metal - Konstantin Grcic - Seating - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Hieronymus Minero® - Konstantin Grcic - Seating - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Hieronymus Stone - Konstantin Grcic - Seating - Galerie kreo

Konstantin Grcic

Biography

Konstantin Grcic (1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School (Dorset, England) before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since setting up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich in 1991, he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the leading companies in the design field. Amongst his renowned clients are Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Magis, Mattiazzi, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra. For Galerie kreo in Paris, he has created a number of limited edition pieces since 2004; in turn Galerie kreo already devoted him several solo hows, such as « Champions » (2011), « Man Machine » (2014) and « Hieronymus » (2016)...

Konstantin Grcic (1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School (Dorset, England) before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since setting up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich in 1991, he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the leading companies in the design field. Amongst his renowned clients are Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Magis, Mattiazzi, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra. For Galerie kreo in Paris, he has created a number of limited edition pieces since 2004; in turn Galerie kreo already devoted him several solo hows, such as « Champions » (2011), « Man Machine » (2014) and « Hieronymus » (2016). Many of his products have received international design awards such as the prestigious Compasso d’Oro for his « Mayday lamp » (Flos) in 2001 and the « Myto chair » (Plank) in 2011. In January 2015, Wallpaper Magazine announces him to be one of the winners of this year’s Designer of the year award. Work by Konstantin Grcic forms part of the permanent collections of the world’s most important design museums (a.o. MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris). Most recently Konstantin Grcic has curated a number of significant design exhibitions such as « Design-Real » for The Serpentine Gallery, London (2009), « Comfort » for the Biennale internationale du design de Saint-Étienne  (2010) and « Black2 » for the Istituto Svizzero, Rome (2010). In 2012 he was responsible for the exhibition design of the German Pavillon at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, 2006), Haus der Kunst (Munich, 2006) and The Art Institute of Chicago (2009). With « Konstantin Grcic-Panorama« , the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein, Germany) presented in 2014 the largest solo exhibition on Grcic and his work to date. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) appointed Konstantin Grcic « Royal Designer for Industry » in 2009, In 2010 he was fellow at Villa Massimo in Rome. Design Miami/ awarded him the title « 2010 Designer of the Year » for 2010.

Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor. Each of his products is characterized by a careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity.

Photo credits: © Markus Jans

Solo Shows

Konstantin Grcic - Volumes
Solo Show

June 08 - September 22, 2018

Konstantin Grcic - Volumes
Solo Show

May 17 - September 10, 2018

Konstantin Grcic - Hieronymus
Solo Show

March 23 - July 16, 2016

Konstantin Grcic - Man Machine
Solo Show

February 13 - May 17, 2014

Konstantin Grcic - >Champions<
Solo Show

June 11 - July 23, 2011

Group Shows

Konstantin Grcic - step by step
Group Show

September 16 - November 05, 2022

Konstantin Grcic - Design Miami/ Basel 2022
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2022

Konstantin Grcic - TEFAF New York 2022
Fair

May 05 - May 10, 2022

Konstantin Grcic - 'inside'
Group Show

December 08, 2021 - April 09, 2022

Konstantin Grcic - fiac! 2021
Fair

October 20 - October 24, 2021

Konstantin Grcic - Design Miami / Basel 2021
Fair

September 20 - September 26, 2021

Konstantin Grcic - artmonte-carlo 2021
Fair

July 15 - July 17, 2021

Konstantin Grcic - 20 years
Group Show

September 25 - December 24, 2019

Konstantin Grcic - Design Miami / Basel 2018
Fair

June 12 - June 17, 2018

Konstantin Grcic - TEFAF New York 2018
Fair

May 04 - May 06, 2018

Konstantin Grcic - Didier Lavier
Group Show

September 13 - November 04, 2017

Konstantin Grcic - TEFAF New York 2017
Fair

May 04 - May 08, 2017

Konstantin Grcic - à table !
Group Show

April 07 - July 30, 2017

Konstantin Grcic - silvershadow
Group Show

February 01 - March 18, 2017

Konstantin Grcic - monobloc
Group Show

January 19 - March 25, 2017

Konstantin Grcic - PAD London 2016
Fair

October 04 - October 09, 2016

Konstantin Grcic - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Konstantin Grcic - Design Miami / Basel 2016
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2016

Konstantin Grcic - FOG Art+Design San Francisco
Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

Konstantin Grcic - shades of variety
Group Show

March 25 - May 23, 2015

Konstantin Grcic - Only wood
Group Show

November 05 - December 20, 2014

Konstantin Grcic - des formes utiles
Group Show

September 17 - October 30, 2014

Konstantin Grcic - contrast control
Group Show

September 06 - October 31, 2014

Konstantin Grcic - convergences
Group Show

May 21 - July 26, 2014

Konstantin Grcic - Ensemble
Group Show

October 12 - November 24, 2012

Konstantin Grcic - Tandem
Group Show

January 12 - March 03, 2012

Konstantin Grcic - 10 printemps en automne
Group Show

September 12 - October 31, 2009

Konstantin Grcic - Tabourets
Group Show

September 08 - October 13, 2007

Konstantin Grcic - Miroirs
Group Show

November 15 - December 20, 2003

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

London Calling by Rohan Mudgal

Rohan Mudgal’s animation gives a nod to our London space by focusing on Konstantin Grcic’s recognizable piece ‘London Calling'. Inspired by the iconic Routemaster double-decker buses that used to frequent London, the piece pays homage to the narrow staircase at their back which connected the lower and upper decks. "I vividly remember countless travels across town, sitting upstairs in the front row, and watching London’s big city lights as they passed by below me. Of course, LONDON CALLING is not about bus travel. However, the title evokes fond memories I have for the city I once lived in” K.G. In Rohan’s animation, as the oak elements circle, it feels almost as though we are walking up the stairs to the top deck to see the view.