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Konstantin Grcic: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

| Designbest editorial staff


omething new for your diaries: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. German designer Konstantin Grcic’s solo show, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly is at Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Germany from the 11th November 2015 until the 18th September 2016. Each year, Die Neue Sammlung asks a leading designer to contribute with a site-specific exhibit, especially made for the unique structure of the Paternoster Hall.

Split into three different parts, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly illustrates the emotional side of design, hence the title which refers to the iconic film by Sergio Leone. At the start of the exhibition, Chair_One, designed for Magis, which came onto the market in 2004 after a five-year long process. Chair_One is shown in a special colour, purposely chosen for this event. Then, the exhibition route takes you to a selection of 30 pieces; this includes prototypes and finished pieces, displayed on pedestals like real works of art.

The journey through Konstantin Grcic’s 25 year-long career ends with the TT Pavillon, namely the futuristic exhibition booth designed in 2014 for Audi. Octagonal-shaped, suggestive and futuristic; this project brings together timber and metal, as well as turning into a backdrop for works by René Birkner and Alina Birkner.

The outcome is of great visual impact. You will immediately perceive the designer’s full process: material analysis, experimenting with different shapes, intuitions, mistakes and constant trials. Furthermore, this is the right occasion to learn everything about this influential industrial designer, well-known for his minimalist pieces, but also for an innate ability in bringing together formal precision, iconic shapes and culture.


Where: Die Neue Sammlung Design Museum, 40 Barer Str., Munich, Germany

When: 11 November 2015 - 18 September 2016

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