German industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic is famous for the creation of series products, furniture, home furnishings, characterized by an essential design.
He was born in Munich in 1965 and after finishing his studies at the University of London he founded his studio in 1991 known as "Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Monaco". He is known for having a somewhat austere approach to design, sticking to the rigor of geometric shapes, unusual angles and hard edges. Its collections include products such as furniture, lighting design elements, clocks, dishes, espresso machines and umbrellas. Among the products that have given thickness to his fame there is certainly the Refolo trolley from '95, the Wanda plate holder from 1997, the Mayday lamp with which he received the Compasso d'Oro Award in 2001, the ES shelf from '99 and the Chaos chair from 2001. Although the shapes used by Grcic often challenge conventions, the resulting final product is perfectly able to guarantee the same aesthetic and comfort performance as elements made according to a more traditional design. The innovation is also introduced in the materials used, such as hi-tech ceramics and 3D modeling software for the creation of series products.
He was awarded numerous prizes during his shining career: twice he won the "Designpreis Deutshland" prize for the Chair One and Miura chairs. The latter also includes in its collection the homonymous stool awarded the "Best of the Best" Red Dot award and an IF Design Award.
Nominated in 2010 "Designer of the Year" at Design Miami, and elected "Best Designer of the Year" at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2016.