Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic (*1965) trained as a cabinet maker at Parnham College (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. Many of his products have received international awards (a.o. Compasso d`Oro 2001 and 2011) and form part of the permanent collections of the world´s most prestigious museums (a.o. MoMA/New York, Centre Georges Pompidou/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 St.Etienne Design Biennale (2010) and "Black2" for the Istituto Svizzero, Rome (2010). Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam, 2006), Haus der Kunst (Munich, 2006) and The Art Institute of Chicago (2009). The Royal Society for the Arts appointed Konstantin Grcic "Royal Designer for Industry", in 2010 he was fellow at Villa Massimo in Rome. Design Miami/ awrarded him "Designer of the Year" for 2010.
Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour.  He is a careful researcher and a connoisseur of the materials and manufacturing processes. We can call the amount of Grcic’s work as an aristocratic essentiality.



Awards with Serafino Zani

2010 GOOD Design – project, Passami il  sale
2010 ADI Design Index – flatware, Accento

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