Konstantin Grcic, born in 1965, first trained as a cabinetmaker at the British John Makepeace School and began studying industrial design in 1988 at the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career with Jasper Morrison and in 1991 founded his own design studio in Munich, KGID (Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design). Since then his designs have distinguished such brands as Authentics, Flos, Magis, Vitra, ClassiCon, Plank, Laufen and Muji. Many of his works are exhibited by prominent international design museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Grcic was selected “Designer of the Year” in the United States at Design Miami/2010.