"1965 born in Munich 1985 - 1987 Apprenticeship as cabinet maker at John Makepeace School, UK 1988 - 1990 MA in Industrial Design, Royal College of Art, London 1990 - 1991 Work for Jasper Morrison, London since 1991 Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Munich Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) was founded in 1991. The office specializes in various fields of design ranging from furniture and industrial products to exhibition design and architecture related work. KGID is working for some of the leading names of the design industry. Many of their products have received international design awards and form part of the permanent collections of the world ?s most prestigious museums. Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. Each of his products is characterized by a careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity."