Konstantin Grcic

German, 1965

Konstantin Grcic trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace school before completing his MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

In 1991 he set up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich. Since 2018 the office has established its permanent base in Berlin. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity. His designs are characterised by careful research and a passion for technology and materials. Many KGID designs have received international design awards and are also a part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou and Die Neue Sammlung, Munich. He has received an array of international design awards, such as the prestigious Compasso d’Oro for his Mayday lamp in 2001, the Myto chair in 2011 and the OK lamp in 2016. In 2010 he was named Designer of the Year by Design Miami and in 2016 he was awarded the Personality distinction for his achievements by the German Design Council.

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