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Konstantin Grcic

Germany — b. 1965

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Konstantin Grcic

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Konstantin Grcic

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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

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