Konstantin Grcic

Industrial design at its finest

Works by the internationally renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic are on display in the Deutsches Museum and in the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. Following an apprenticeship as a furniture maker, he studied industrial design at London's Royal College of Art from 1988 to 1990. Since 1991 he has been back, living in Munich and has his own office here in a rear courtyard near the train station district, which functions simultaneously as an atelier and workshop.

His concepts feature in key design collections globally and from his Munich base he has supplied designs to prestigious companies such as Agape, Cappelini, Driade and Flos. From flower tubs to chaises longues, the designer develops products from a huge range of materials such as plastic, wood, steel, marble and carbon.

His best-known design is "May Day", a lamp made from polypropylene. In Munich, this multi-award-winning designer's works can be viewed in the Neue Sammlung (New Collection) at the Pinakothek der Moderne. In the Deutsches Museum, as part of the permanent exhibition on bio- and nanotechnology, the cantilever chair "Myto" is on display as an example of products that have been produced with the aid of nanotechnology.

For Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory), Grcic drew inspiration from technical tools used in porcelain production and equipment from the technical design department to design unique objects such as salt, pepper and sugar shakers made from pylon insulators. These and other objects by the designer are available in both of the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg shops in Munich.




Photo: Julian Baumann


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