Konstantin Grcic (born 1965 in Munich, Germany) trained as a cabinetmaker at Parnham College in the UK and later received a master's degree in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He set up his own office in Munich in 1991; today, Konstantin Grcic Design is based in Berlin. The office is active in several fields ranging from industrial design projects, exhibition design, and architectural collaborations. His work is characterized by a careful research into the history of art, design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Grcic has collaborated with several clients including Aeance, Authentics, Cassina, ClassiCon, Flötotto, Flos, Galerie Kreo, Kettal, Laufen, Magis, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Smart, and Vitra. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro for his MayDay lamp (Flos, 2001), the MYTO chair (Plank, 2011) and the OK lamp (Flos, 2016). Grcic's designs are included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.