Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
- 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.
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- The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.
Medici Chair Outdoor by Konstantin Grcic for Matiazzi from Herman Miller, $1,199 The outdoor version of Grcic’s riff on the Adirondack chair uses a thermo-sealing technique to protect the ash wood from moisture. Its straightforward silhouette belies its intricate engineering: The piece is made entirely of three-quarter-inch planks.
Paris-based Deltour was a designer and project leader at Konstantin Grcic’s office in Munich for three years before branching out on her own in 2010. Current clients include Alessi, Tacchini, Muji, Bree, and the city of Munich. Deltour designed this low table with a revolving bookrack to display bound ephemera in polychromatic fabric compartments.
- The German designer talks about the futuristic visions in his Vitra exhibition and the thrill of making irritating furniture.
Grcic updates Le Corbusier–era steel-tube furniture with a collection of saturated seating framed in powder-coated metal