Konstantin Grcic trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace school before completing his MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He has designed for both Established & Sons and Magis.
In 1991 he set up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich. Since 2018 the office has established its permanent base in Berlin. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity.
His designs are characterised by careful research and a passion for technology and materials. Many KGID designs have received international design awards and are also a part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou and Die Neue Sammlung, Munich.
Konstantin Grcic has received an array of international design awards, such as the prestigious Compasso d’Oro for his Mayday lamp in 2001, the Myto chair in 2011 and the OK lamp in 2016. In 2010 he was named Designer of the Year by Design Miami and in 2016 he was awarded the Personality distinction for his achievements by the German Design Council.
SAM SON FOR MAGIS
Sam Son is an easy armchair with a hint of a cartoon character. Supported on four stilt legs, the armchair features a softly suspended seat shell between a giant, horseshoe-shaped element, the chair’s characteristic armrest and backrest.
Made from two different rotational mouldings, the armchair combines a rigid plastic for its base and a more elastic polymer for the upper part. The exaggerated size of the armrest and backrest provides comfort and support and creates a protective space for sitting. Sam Son comes in different colours and is suitable for both indoors and outdoors.