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Konstantin Grcic

1965 München

The industrial designer Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. Konstantin Grcic first trained in England as a cabinet-maker at Parnham College before studying design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988 until 1990. After working briefly as an assistant to Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic founded a studio of his own in Munich in 1991.
Konstantin Grcic's works can best be described as austere, simple and Minimalist. He often gives them only the most basic structure to indicate in an ironical and humorous way the uses they are intended for. In 2003 Konstantin Grcic designed "One", a chair consisting of a frame of metal rods that looks like the rudiments of an armchair and is attached to a concrete plinth.
In 2000 Konstantin Grcic designed "Chaos", a piece of seat furniture that stands at an oblique angle but only appears to be tipping over. In 2002 Konstantin Grcic created "Diana", a side table made of a vertical and two horizontal plates of metal. In 1998 Konstantin Grcic designed (for Flos) "Mayday", a sturdy plastic lamp intended to be taken anywhere the user wants; it has a large hook that makes it is easy to hang up. The pedal mechanism for lifting the lid of the 2003 Konstantin Grcic plastic pedal bin "Tip" has simply been put on the outside.
Konstantin Grcic's design solutions are often experimental and invariably thoroughly thought out. Konstantin Grcic works as an industrial designer for Agape, Authentics, Classicon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moormann, Moroso, Muji, Plank, SCP, and Thomas/Rosenthal.

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