25 oct 2009

Industrial Design from the A to the Z >>> Gg

Konstantin Grcic // KGID

I did not know him two or three months ago but his work is so published that I have ssen it many times with admiration. These chapes, colours... the use of the matirial in a contemporary language that give us a new lecture in the Industrial Design... As U know I am new in this subject of ID but I think that KGID is like OMA for the achitecture.

chair one

After gaining experience as a cabinet-maker and restorer at Pernham College in England, from 1988 to 1990 he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London, a city where e stayed for several months to collaborate with Jasper Morrison.

Founded Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in 1991. KGID specialises in various fields of design ranging from industrial products to exhibition design. Grcic’s products have received prestigious international design awards and form part of the permanent collections of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

bambu chair

‘What interests me about industrial design is how these things are made, in what material, and how this has affected their language and their quality, ’explains Grcic. ‘Some objects are very technically-driven; the function really determines the object. Other objects have much more of a signature or an authorship; you see the handwriting of the designer who made it and that’s what makes it so special.’

mito chair

lunar chandelier

Pallas table

silla de di

and last but not least my favourite: MIURA

In 2007 he was named Designer of the Year by ‘Arckitectur & Whonen’ in Cologne, and Designer of the Year at the ‘Maison & Objet’ fair in Paris. In addition to the numerous industrial projects he is currently working on, Grcic has been asked by architects Herzog & de Meuron to design the furnishings for the new Parrish Art Museum in Long Island (USA).

The Serpentine Gallery is developing its commitment to design by inviting influential German product designer Konstantin Grcic to curate Design Real, a groundbreaking presentation of contemporary design. (DESIGN FOR REAL 26 Nov 2009 - 7 Feb 2010)

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