Konstantin Grcic

Decisive Design

Zoë Ryan

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The hip, functional, and versatile furniture and products of Konstantin Grcic—widely recognized as one of the most important designers working today—are transforming the landscape of contemporary design. This book accompanies the first exhibition in North America of Grcic’s work, highlighting the innovative archetypes of form and concept that have marked his remarkable output since 2004.

 

Grcic delights in creating fresh takes on familiar industrial objects, whether desks, chairs, benches, stools, a range of kitchen equipment, lamps, a set of salad servers, or Krups coffee makers. In his recent work, he has blended his characteristic simplicity and distinctiveness with the use of new technologies and materials—for example, a cantilevered stacking chair, Myto (2008), is made from a strong, fluid plastic typically used by the automotive industry.

Zoë Ryan is the Neville Bryan Curator of Design in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago.


EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Art Institute of Chicago (10/17/09 – 1/10/10)

ISBN: 9780300151046
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Co-publisher: Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
92 pages, 5 5/16 x 8 1/2
64 color illus.
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