Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988 to 1990.
After working briefly as an assistant to Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic founded his own design practice "Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design" in Munich in 1991. Since then he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as Authentics, ClassiCon, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Krups, Lamy, Magis, Moroso, Muji, Rosenthal/Thomas and Whirlpool.
Konstantin Grcic's works can best be described as pared down, 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. Grcic's design solutions are often experimental and invariably thoroughly thought out.
Many of his objects received prestigious design awards. The "Mayday"-lamp (1998) produced by Flos won the Compasso d´Oro in 2001 and was selected into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 1999 he won the competition to furnish a public square in London's Canary Wharf.
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