Konstantin Grcic, born 1965 in Munich, completed an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker at Parnham College in Dorset before studying industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London.
After working for Jasper Morrison in London from 1990-91, he established his own office in Munich in 1991. "Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design" is both studio and workshop. In addition to designing furnishings, objects and lighting for prominent manufacturers, Grcic also teaches at various institutions.
His products are characterized by a formal simplicity that is reduced to the essentials. However, the functionality of Grcic’s work, which is oriented on human needs and combined with a sharp wit and maximum formal stringency, distinguishes it from minimalism as a mere fashion trend.
Product collaborations with Vitra:
2007 Landen for Vitra Edition
2007 "This Side Up", Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich
2007 Guest of Honor, International Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm
2007 Architektur & Wohnen, IMM, Cologne
2007 Space Oddity, Maison et Objet, NOW!, Paris
2006 "High-Low", Garanti Galeri, Istanbul
2006 "ON/OFF", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2006 Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design Parade, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam