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BOOKS: Celebrating the Industrial Design of Konstantin Grcic
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New from Phaidon is the first monograph on the prolific German product designer Konstantin Grcic, KGID: Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, a $69.95 profusely illustrated hardcover, edited by Florian Böhm. According to Phaidon, "Blending restraint of form and materials with a sense of playfulness, Grcic's products have an immediate universal appeal. They are simple and minimalist, but Grcic always gives a new take to straightforward and common objects. This can be clearly seen in his acclaimed Mayday lamp (2001), which instantaneously became a design icon and was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and in his most recent project, the die-cast aluminum chair_ONE (2004), where he experimented with a technology rarely used in large-scale objects." We open with chair_ONE; in the PDF is the Mayday lamp as well as the Mars chair and Pallas table, both from 2003. All photographs by Florian Böhm. See www.phaidon.com for more.