Born in Munich in 1965
1985 - 1987 Apprenticeship as cabinet maker at Parnham College, UK
1988 - 1990 MA in Industrial Design, Royal College of Art, London
1990 – 1991 Work for Jasper Morrison, London
1991 – Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Munich
Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. Each of his products is characterized by his careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity.
The KGID office is located in the center of Munich in the south of Germany. Konstantin Grcic employs 6 product designers and 1 personal assistant. The studio is specialized in various fields of design, ranking from furniture design to comissioned work like architecural projects. The languages of communication are German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
2007 Design of the year, awarded by Architektur&Wohnen, Germany
2007 Designer de l’année, Maison et Objet, France
2007 Guest of Honr at Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden
2004 Nombre d’Or, Salon du Meuble, France
2000 Guest of Honor, Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium
1999 Modernism Award for Young Designers, Brooklyn Museum of Art
1997 A&W Young Designer of the Year Award