architect: Konstantin Grcic
The novelty launched in 2009 and presented at Macef Spring is the new 'Accento' cutlery set, result of a collaboration between Serafino Zani and Konstantin Grcic. All superfluous decoration has been eliminated; it is the essential design which gives this cutlery character. Every trait bears witness to a specific purpose, and the resulting form appears like the ultimate synthesis of beauty and function. Large surfaces and solid thicknesses give the graphic sign of the profiles substance, characterizing this cutlery as strong and robust. Made in polished 18/10 stainless steel, the set comprises a number of special pieces as risotto spoon, cheese knife, server and salad mixers. Konstantin Grcic is the partner of the latest collaborations with the Serafino Zani company, which have given rise, starting with the "Pass me the salt" program, to a work in progress born from the creativity of the young German designer; the first objects resulting from this joint effort were laser-cut steel trays and salad cutlery in steel thread, presented in January 2007.
Born in Munich in 1965, in 1988-1990 MA in Industrial Design Royal College of Art, London. In 1990-1991 he worked for Jasper Morrison in London. Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) was founded in 1991. The office specializes in various fields of design ranging from furniture and industrial products to exhibition design and architecture related work. KGID is working for some of the leading names of the international design industry.