Konstantin Grcic (1965, Munich Germany) founded his eponymous design firm in Munich in 1991. While he was training as a carpenter and cabinetmaker in the 1980s, Grcic came upon a catalogue of the work of Italian design legend Achille Castiglione; it launched him on the path of design. Grcic went on to obtain a masters in Industrial Design from Royal College of Art in London and built a design practice based on curiosity and innovation. His work is known for its minimalist approach and challenge of the boundaries of what furniture can look like and feel like. “Design is the adventure of not exactly knowing what a given creative process will yield. I refuse to have any preconceived notions of functionality, any preconceived ideas of comfort and beauty. I want to understand how design is connected to life,” he said in a recent interview.