Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. Following his training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England, he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London. A short time later he was working as a designer in Jasper Morrison's studio.
In 1991, Grcic founded his own studio "Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design" in Munich and designed furniture, objects and lights for renowned manufacturers such as Flötotto, Authentics, Driade, Flos, Vitra and Magis. The products appeal thanks to a simple design that is reduced to the essentials and which also has the effect of seeming a little headstrong at the same time. In contrast to the temporary fad that is minimalism, Grcic's concepts are successful thanks to a level of functionality that is defined by people's needs and which appeal with their ingenious and humorous view of formality and severity.
Many of his works have been awarded coveted prizes. In 2001, his multi-purpose light "Mayday", which he designed for Flos, won the Compasso d'Oro and was also incorporated into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
"Konstantin Grcic designs industrial products that are often described as essential, plain and minimalistic. He himself prefers the term simplicity."
The award-winning foot pedal waste bin TIP by Konstantin Grcic needs no inner bin. The entire mechanics are attached to the outside of the bin. A gentle tip with your foot suf f ices to set the smooth-running lid mechanism in motion. A strong metal stirrup serves as foot pedal.
TIP is especially steady. The lid closes tightly and precisely. A removable ring holds the bin liner in place and conceals any possible protruding liner edges. Made of hard-wearing, easy-to-clean polypropylene. Available in three sizes and a wide range of colours.
The polystyrene wastepaper bin designed by Konstantin Grcic joins the basic geometric shapes of circles and squares together. A notch serves as a sturdy handle for carrying. Also works well as a planter for plants.