design miami has named the german designer konstantin grcic as its designer of the year for 2010: awarded annually to an internationally renowned designer or studio “whose body of work demonstrates unmatched quality, innovation, and influence, while expanding the boundaries of design.” the designer also recently won furniture designer of the year from wallpaper* magazine. past designer of the year winners include maarten baas, fernando and humberto campana, zaha hadid, and marc newson.
design miami commissioned new work by grcic that will presented at the fair and grcic came up with “netscape,” an installation that will be presented in the courtyard of design miami’s temporary structure designed by moorhead & moorhead.
the interactive installation consists of a six-point star-shaped structure from which seats made of polypropylene (PP) netting will be suspended from nylon woven rope. the 24-seat web of hanging chairs will create a space for guests to engage with one another before entering or leaving the fair. fairgoers will also be treated to a selection of grcic’s greatest hits with an exhibition of career highlights curated by grcic himself.
designer: konstantin grcic