Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple and minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashionable currency today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor.
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 (1988-1990). Since setting up his own design practice, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991, he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe´s leading design companies such as Agape, Authentics, FLOS, iittala, Krups, Magis, Moroso, PLANK and Thomas/Rosenthal. Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000, Konstantin Grcic was nominated "Guest of Honor" 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 DOro in 2001.
PHAIDON Press, London has published a 240 page strong biography about the work of Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in December 2005.