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Konstantin Grcic


Design­ing a lamp is no longer limited to working around a given bulb. Today, it means design­ing the actual bulb or light source. This chal­lenged me to think of Parentesi, a lamp that cele­brated the tradi­tional bulb in the most effec­tive and beau­ti­ful way. Would it be possi­ble to rethink the Parentesi lamp once more and pass the Manzù-Castiglioni torch on to the future? – Konstantin Grcic

Born in 1965 in Munich, Konstan­tin Grcic devel­oped his partic­u­lar aesthetic and became a well-known indus­trial designer. In 1991, he founded Konstan­tin Grcic Indus­trial Design in his home­town. His design work was often informed by his foun­da­tion in tradi­tional cabi­net­mak­ing and included furni­ture, light­ing, and acces­sories, often with the incor­po­ra­tion of unusual or inno­v­a­tive mate­ri­als. Grcic uses injec­tion molded plastic and aluminum die casting for the overall design of furni­ture pieces rather than regu­lat­ing these mate­ri­als to simple struc­tural compo­nents. He has collec­tions featured both at MoMA in New York City and the Deutsches Museum in Munich. He has collab­o­rated with Authen­tics, Flos, Krups, Magis, Moroso, Muji, Plank, and Vitra. Notable pieces by Grcic include Chair_​One and the Mayday lamp.


Designs by Konstantin Grcic (14)