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Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

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German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of Konstantin Grcic's best work, plus read a compelling profile of the man himself.
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  Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic in his Munich studio. Photo by Oliver Mark.  Photo by: Oliver Mark
    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic in his Munich studio. Photo by Oliver Mark.

    Photo by: Oliver Mark

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  Here's Grcic's Parrish chair for the American furniture maker Emeco.

    Here's Grcic's Parrish chair for the American furniture maker Emeco.

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  Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic designed the Accento series for Italian kitchen and tableware company Serafino Zani. The designer noted that the company exposed him to a culture that is "especially attentive to contemporary design and technology while at the same time having strong links with artisan traditions." From left to right: Servine Lifter, Cheese Knife, and Risotto Spoon
    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic designed the Accento series for Italian kitchen and tableware company Serafino Zani. The designer noted that the company exposed him to a culture that is "especially attentive to contemporary design and technology while at the same time having strong links with artisan traditions." From left to right: Servine Lifter, Cheese Knife, and Risotto Spoon
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  A bona fide classic of contemporary design, Grcic's Myto chair for Plank is a winner in the injection-molded plastic chair camp.
    A bona fide classic of contemporary design, Grcic's Myto chair for Plank is a winner in the injection-molded plastic chair camp.
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  Grcic had another hit in 1999 with the Mayday lamp for Flos.
    Grcic had another hit in 1999 with the Mayday lamp for Flos.
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  Konstantin Grcic’s first releases, in 1991, were the Tom Tom and Tam Tam side tables for SCP. They were re-released in 2009 with sliding mechanisms on their support columns. The result? Adjustable height built in.  Photo by: Oliver Mark
    Konstantin Grcic’s first releases, in 1991, were the Tom Tom and Tam Tam side tables for SCP. They were re-released in 2009 with sliding mechanisms on their support columns. The result? Adjustable height built in.

    Photo by: Oliver Mark

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  Another seating win: the Miura barstool for Plank in 2005. Reinforced polypropylene / 18.5" W x 15.75" D x 32" H with 30.5" seat height.  Photo by: Oliver Mark
    Another seating win: the Miura barstool for Plank in 2005. Reinforced polypropylene / 18.5" W x 15.75" D x 32" H with 30.5" seat height.

    Photo by: Oliver Mark

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  Another of Grcic's signature designs is the Chair One he did for Magis.  Photo by: Oliver Mark
    Another of Grcic's signature designs is the Chair One he did for Magis.

    Photo by: Oliver Mark

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