Konstantin Grcic, Germany (*1965)
Since setting up his own design practice KONSTANTIN GRCIC INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (KGID) in Munich in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as AGAPE, AUTHENTICS, CLASSICON, DRIADE, FLOS, IITTALA, KRUPS, LAMY, MAGIS, MOORMANN, MOROSO, MUJI, PLANK, SCP, THOMAS/ROSENTHAL.
Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist.
What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashionalble currency today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic is nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The MAYDAY-lamp produced by FLOS was selected into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.
In 2004 KGID have been responsible for the scenography of the exhibition "design en stock" for the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, France.
Since 2003 KGID is working on the development of a new line of electrical kitchen appliances for KRUPS (part of Groupe SEB). In June 2005 PHAIDON Press, London, is going to launch the first comprehensive monography about the work of Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design. The 240 page volume is edited by Florian Böhm.
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