Grcic awarded designer of the year

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German designer Konstantin Grcic has been honored with the Designer of the Year award by Design Miami.


Now in its sixth year, the Designer of the Year award is presented to internationally renowned designers or studios whose work demonstrates high quality and innovation and expands the boundaries of design; previous winners of the accolade include Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Tokujin Yoshioka.

The award will be presented at Design Miami, an international exhibition of innovative designs from around the world, which takes place from November 30 - December 6. Design Miami caters to high end collectors searching for exclusive limited edition or one-off designs but the event also provides an opportunity for member of the public to see the latest in international design.

Based in Munich, 45 year old Konstantin Grcic has created designs in a variety of fields ranging from furniture and product design, to exhibitions and even architectural commissions. In 2001 the designer was awarded the internationally recognized Compasso d'Oro for the MAYDAY lamp and a selection of his other creations reside permanently in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Pompidou Center in Paris.   

On the smaller, less high-end of the scale, creators of bathroom- and kitchen-related designs will be honored at Interior Design magazine's December 2 BoY awards in New York. Unlike Design Miami the BoY awards focus on practical, rather than luxury, grassroots interior design.

Images of Grcic's work are available to view on his website at: and on the website for the Museum of Modern Art:

Gcric will present his latest work 'Netscape' and receive the 'Designer of the Year Award' in person at the December 2010 Design Miami exhibition.  

Information about previous winners of Design Miami's ' Designer of the Year' awards can be found at: , ,

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