Grcic works thinking about the industry and makes an art of it.
He has a personal style which is incomparable to any other. He’s recognised for his functional designs and simplicity, though only in appearance because hidden behind every approach is found a lesson in technique. The Bachmann Cable Management system has an open-close anodised aluminium lid, permitting access to the inside from any point of the table. Included are power sockets, network and VGA + stereo connections.
Born in Munich in 1965 . Apprenticeship as cabinet maker at Parnham College, UK, 1988-1990 MA in Industrial Design, Royal College of Art, London. Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) was founded in 1991. The office specializes in various fields of design ranging from furniture and industrial products to exhibition design and architecture related work. KGID is working for some of the leading names of the international design industry. Many of Konstantin Grcic´s products have received international design awards (a.o. winner of the Compasso d`Oro for the lamp MAYDAY in 2001) and form part of the permanent collections of the world´s most prestigious museums (MoMA / New York, Centre Georges Pompidou / Paris, Die Neue Sammlung / Munich amongst others). In June 2005 PHAIDON Press London published the first comprehensive monography about the work of Konstantin Grcic. 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.