Konstantin Grcic trained as cabinetmaker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen Wood at Parnham House in Dorset before studying a master’s in design at the Royal College of Art in London.
In 1991 Crcic set up his own studio in Munich, where he in 1998 designed the Hut Ab folding coatrack for Moorman and the following year the Mayday lamp for Flos, for which he won the Compasso d’Oro in 2001. From 1999-2004 Grcic designed the Chair One made of cast aluminium for Magis. Prior and after this he designed pieces such as the Chaos chair for Classicon (2001), the Miura bar stool (2005) and the Myto chair (2006) both for Plank. For the later Grcic received yet another Compasso D’Oro.
In 2006 Grcic had his first major exhibition; Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design On/Off exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich. The following year he was awarded Designer de l’année (Maison et objet) and Designer des Jahres (Architektur & Wohnen).
Konstantin Grcic was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in 2010 and was awarded Furniture Designer of the Year, by Wallpaper Magazine both 2010 and 2015. In 2014 the Konstantin Grcic: Panorama exhibition was put on at the Vitra Design Museum which was followed by Konstantin Grcic: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly exhibition at Die Neue Samlung – The Design Museum in Munich. In 2016 Grcic was awarded Best Designer, at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Work by Grcic is part of the permanent collections at museum such as Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and at the Museum of Furniture Studies in Stockholm.