HKDI Gallery

About the Exhibition

Panoramic image by Neil Campbell Ross, 2014 © Neil Campbell Ross

Konstantin Grcic is one of the most influential designers of our time, combining industrial aesthetics and experimental, artistic elements into works that are both avant-garde and functional. This is the Asian debut of the largest solo exhibition on Grcic and his work to date, with large-scale installations, including a home interior, design studio and urban environment, specifically designed to render his personal vision of the future. Over 200 exhibits will be on display, juxtaposing products, prototypes and drawings with design pieces, everyday items and found objects that have inspired him, intriguingly revealing his design development and working processes. 

Grcic has developed specifically for this exhibition three large-scale installations, rendering his personal visions for life in the future, staging fictional scenarios confronting the viewer with the designer’s inspirations, challenges and questions, as well as placing Grcic’s works in a greater social context. The highlight of these presentations is a 30-metre long panorama that depicts an architectural landscape of the future. A fourth area of the exhibition takes a focused look at Grcic’s daily work. This section presents many of his finished objects, but also prototypes, drawings and background information along with artefacts that have inspired Grcic. 

In the shift of perspectives between larger and smaller scales, the exhibition demonstrates how design is more than mere problem solving for Grcic, but a highly complex process that integrates coincidences, ruptures, chance discoveries and a profound engagement with the visual culture of our time.

Life Space

Public Space

Work Space

Object Space

About Konstantin Grcic

Event & Public Services

Opening & Lecture

Date: 25 Nov 2016 (Friday)
Cocktails: 6pm
Opening & Lecture: 6:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Institute
Speakers: Konstantin Grcic & Mateo Kries (Director, Vitra Design Museum)
RVSP essential: 

Public Guided Tours

Guided Tours can be arranged to schools and community groups by advanced booking. Registration and enquiries: / +852 3928 2566 

Special Guided Tours (during Art Basel)

Date: 24 March 2017 (Friday)
Time: 11:00am-11:30am & 3pm-3:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Institute
RVSP essential: Ms. Wency Lee, +852 3928 2566

Pro, school chair, Flöttoto, 2012, © KGID, photo: Flöttoto, Oliviero Toscani

Visit Us

Exhibition Period
26 Nov 2016 - 26 Apr 2017
(Closed on Tuesdays, 18 December 2016, 8 & 15 January 2017)

Opening Hours
10am - 8pm

HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O,
New Territories, Hong Kong
(MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2)

+852 3928 2566 /


Media Coverage

February 2017
26.2.2017 Konstantin Grcic, P.9, 44-45, Sunday Morning Post Magazine

2.2017 德國工業設計師Konstantin Grcic 個人回顧展《大觀》, P.173, Interior Beaute (Chinese version only)

January 2017
26.1.2017 Konstantin Grcic says there’s more to him than Chair One, Sunday Morning Post Magazine

25.1.2017 The Wall Street Journal described German-born designer Konstantin Grcic as the “quiet superstar of industrial style, RTHK's The Work Facebook Page

24.1.2017 Oxfam's "Poverty.Full-time", Fiona Wong x Law Uk, Konstantin Grcic & Borromeo String Quartet, The Works, RTHK

20.1.2017 Konstantin Grcic: Panorama, My Art Guides

6.1.2017 【設計作品展】, Cable TV – Close To Culture Facebook Page (Chinese version only)

4.1.2017 香港知專設計學院 HKDI當代設計三重展, Art Map (Hong Kong) Facebook Page (Chinese version only)

1.2017 highlight SKIRTING THE EDGE, P.36, Home Journal (Chinese version only)
德國工業設計師Konstantin Grcic 個人回顧展《大觀》, P.164, Interior Beaute (Chinese version only)
Art @ Panorama, P.134, Marie Claire (Chinese version only)
《大觀》展覽 體會大師世界, P.160-161, Modern Home (Chinese version only)
Form Follow Function 形實俱備, P.18-22, Square Foot (Chinese version only)

Decemeber 2016
30.12.2016 Harmony in Geometry, P.4, The Standard
Harmony in Geometry, The Standard (Online)
形實俱備:德國工業設計師Konstantin Grcic個人藝術作品展, (Chinese version only)
//Konstantin Grcic:Panorama//, WeeAre Facebook Page (Chinese version only)

28.12.2016 看大師Konstantin Grcic回顧展,淺談設計, The News Lens (Chinese version only)

27.12.2016 椅子大師KONSTANTIN GRCIC, Ming Pao Weekly (Chinese version only)

24.12.2016 設計世界觀, P.16, Sing Tao Daily – Home Fantasy (Chinese version only)
椅子大師KONSTANTIN GRCIC, P.20-23, Ming Pao Weekly – Ming Weekly (Chinese version only)

23.12.2016 創意穿越時空 反常規「大觀園」, C5, Hong Kong Economic Journal (Chinese version only)
創意穿越時空 反常規「大觀園」, Hong Kong Economic Journal (Online) (Chinese version only)

19.12.2016 Panorama exhibition by Konstantin Grcic, Hong Kong, Retail Design Blog

16.12.2016 Konstantin Grcic 力求精簡, B12, Oriental Daily News (Chinese version only)
Konstantin Grcic 力求精簡, Oriental Daily News (Online) (Chinese version only)

14.12.2016 富針對性的工業設計 荒謬突兀的美學想像, D2, Ming Pao Daily News (Chinese version only)
富針對性的工業設計 荒謬突兀的美學想像, Ming Pao Daily News (Online) (Chinese version only)
Hong Kong Design Institute, P.44, Time Out Hong Kong
【設計才子 Konstantin Grcic 到香港開展啦!】, MOT Style Facebook Page (Chinese version only)
Konstantin Grcic Panorama, Design Applause Instagram (Chinese version only)

13.12.2016 HKDI Presents Konstantin Grcic's First Exhibition in Asia, Perspective Global

9.12.2016 《大觀》【Konstantin Grcic – Panorama】, Pixelbread (Chinese version only)

8.12.2016 《Chair_One》設計師Konstantin Grcic個展, A78, am730 (Chinese version only)
EXHIBITION~《Chair_One》設計師Konstantin Grcic個展, am730 (Online) (Chinese version only)
Panorama Talk to Konstantin Grcic, P.14-15, Milk Magazine (Chinese version only)

7.12.2016 著名德國設計師 Konstantin Grcic 亞洲首個個人展覽《大觀》, Metro Prosperity Facebook Page (Chinese version only)

6.12.2016 設計鬼才作品巡迴展 經典三角凳 時尚入屋, E3, Apple Daily News (Chinese version only)
Graphic portrayal, Monocle

3.12.2016 Konstantin香港首展 展示「大觀」宏圖, (Chinese version only)
當代設計三重展創意魅力, P.38-40, Hong Kong Economic Times - Property Times (Chinese version only)
當代設計三重展創意魅力, HKET Property Station (Online) (Chinese version only)
當代設計三重展 創意魅力, Hong Kong Economic Times (Online) (Chinese version only)
德國工業設計師Konstantin Grcic《大觀》, Hong Kong Economic Times (Chinese version only)
設計新觀點, E5, Sing Tao Daily News (Chinese version only)
消閒GUIDE——設計新觀點, Yahoo HK News (Chinese version only)
消閒GUIDE——設計新觀點, Sing Tao Daily News (Chinese version only)
消閒GUIDE——設計新觀點, (Chinese version only)

2.12.2016 Konstantin Grcic與他的極簡幾何學, P.63-65, U Magazine - Life + Weekend (Chinese version only)
【Chair One】花四年做出經典三角凳 才子作品將軍澳展出, Apple Daily (Chinese version only)

12.2016 德國工業設計師Konstantin Grcic 個人回顧展《大觀》, P.189, Interior Beaute (Chinese version only)
The Great Exhibitons in 2016 大師雲集設計展, P.166-167, Elle HK (Chinese version only)
在設計中建構生活 當代設計三重展, P. 36-37, Art Plus (Chinese version only)

November 2016
30.11.2016 Art Highlights, P.58, Time Out Hong Kong 

28.11.2016 Konstantin Grcic – Panorama (Exhibition), Hong Kong Tourism Board – Partner Net 

27.11.2016 《Chair_One》設計師Konstantin Grcic個展, am730 (Chinese version only)

26.11.2016 德國設計大師 訪港舉辦大型個展, (Chinese version only)

25.11.2016 【周末藝訊】2016年11月25日至11月27日, Orange News (Chinese version only)
【兩分鐘帶你行Konstantin Grcic最大型個展】, JET Magazine 
Konstantin Grcic – Panorama, Time Out Hong Kong Facebook Page
Konstantin Grcic – Panorama, Perspective Global Facebook Page

21.11.2016 Konstantin Grcic: Panorama, Time Out Hong Kong

18.11.2016 【Konstantin Grcic – Panorama】亞洲首辦大型個人展覽, (Chinese version only)

16.11.2016 德國設計大師Konstantin Grcic個展登陸香港, Hong Kong Economic Journal - Lifestyle Journal (Chinese version only)

11.11.2016 Konstantin Grcic – Panorama《大觀》, Timable (Chinese version only)
Konstantin Grcic: Panorama, My Art Guides

10.11.2016 Konstantin Grcic – Panorama, JESSICA Facebook Page (Chinese version only)
HKDI Konstantin Grcic, Capital CEO Facebook Page (Chinese version only)

11.2016 西德瑞一次看, P.166, Jet Magazine (Chinese version only)
Stroke of genius, P.11, Hinge
當代設計三重展矚目登場, P.154-155, Capital (Chinese version only)

October 2016
25.10.2016 HKDI 當代設計三重展, Wzaobao (Chinese version only)

17.10.2016 香港知專設計學院呈獻當代設計三重展, A44, am730 (Chinese version only)
日誌 - 香港知專設計學院呈獻當代設計三重展, am730 (Online) (Chinese version only)