Konstantin grcic’s ETTORE mule emblem for magis at salone del mobile 2016, he has designed an iron mule named ‘ettore’ to celebrate magis’ 40th anniversary. presented at salone del mobile 2016, the emblem reflects the spirit of the italian furniture company in being hard working and tireless. grcic states that ‘ettore turned out a real mule, its legs firmly on the ground, determined and strong. but it is also a beautiful thing, loveable and playful. just like magis.’
The magis mule because it’s humble,it’s not conceited, it doesn’t show off, because it’s a tireless worker, because it never gives up, when it falls it picks itself up, because it doesn’t look for the easy way out, because it loves a challenge, because it’s innately, intensely curious and therefore continuously explores new paths
Cast-iron trated with manganese iron phosphate coating
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Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Konstantin Grcic creates industrial products widely described as pared down, simple, minimalist. What sets him apart from the minimalism in fashionalble currency today is that he defines function in human terms, combining maximum formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humor. Many of his products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic is nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work. The MAYDAY-lamp produced by FLOS was selected into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro in 2001.