1965 born Konstantin Grcic was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. 1991 he set up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in his hometown Munich. Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. His products are characterized by a 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 he himself prefers to speak of simplicity. He has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the leading companies in the design field. Amongst his renowned clients are Authentics, Artek. BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Flötotto, Laufen, Mattiazzi, Muji, Nespresso, Serafino Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra. For Galerie kreo in Paris, he has created a number of limited edition pieces since 2004. Work by Konstantin Grcic forms part of the permanent collections of the world´s most important design.