Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design
Chicago: AIC/Yale University Press, 2009
Author: Zoë Ryan
Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design looks at one of the most influential industrial designers working today. Grcic delights in creating fresh takes on familiar industrial objects, whether desks, chairs, benches, stools, a range of kitchen equipment, lamps, or a set of salad servers. This book charts his career from his early work since founding his studio in 1991, to his more recent designs in which he blends his characteristic simplicity and distinctiveness with the use of new technologies and materials. The book positions Grcic within a timeline of designers working with an adherence to modernist principles and yet imbuing their work with traits that make them uniquely their own.