Konstantin Grcic: The Thinking Designer
Konstantin Grcic has deep roots in the art of making. An early job with an antique furniture restorer led to training as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School in Dorset England. Following this hands-on training, Grcic found himself at Royal Academy of Art in London, honing his craft and developing a design vernacular that can be recognized as one of today’s finest.
With a dizzying array of furniture designs, Grcic is the thinking designer’s designer. With a focus on process and materials, his work acts as a light-hearted reminder of the importance of diligent design.
Threading the needle between restraint and playfulness has become Grcic’s signature, and his work with FLOS is no different. Two lamps to date speak to the open communication that the Munich-based designer has developed with his audience and fans.
Konstantin Grcic's May Day
MAY DAY, Grcic’s first design for FLOS is an unapologetically honest lamp. With an exaggerated hook/handle acting as a cord winder, and a cord itself acting as a decorative feature, every detail of May Day is necessary for the design’s visual and functional success.
Konstantin Grcic's OK
Grcic’s newest introduction with FLOS is elegantly exposed OK. A mounting cord runs from ceiling to floor and is adorned with a LED disc, capable of swiveling 360 degrees. Taking a cue from May Day, OK is a thoughtful progression using FLOS’s latest in lighting technology to elevate its design.