JINS Design Project ALL ROUND #02 Konstantin GrcicJINS Design Project ALL ROUND #02 Konstantin Grcic

Concept

Konstantin Grcic’s design concept is inspired by “all-round”, which focuses on the circular round shape of the frames. He created a diverse collection that expresses diversity and individuality for those who wear these glasses.

Product

Designer

The invitation from JINS offered an interesting excursion into a new field of work. Even though I am wearing glasses myself, I have never really thought about designing them. It was a beautiful challenge working on a product, which is both function and fashion. The most extreme aspect of designing glasses is that people of very different physiognomy are wearing them on their face. Glasses become part of their identity, of who they are.

Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin was born in 1965, and was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School in Dorset, England before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He established his own office, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID), in Munich in 1991. Since then he has designed and developed furniture, accessories, and lighting for leading companies in the design field like Cassina, Flos, Magis, Muji, Plank, and Vitra. He continues to work on a number of significant design exhibitions and exhibition displays for renowned museums and galleries.

The product design behind the temples,
nose pads and frame enhance the quality of the eyewear.

  • TEMPLES

    TEMPLES

    The product design of the temples, such as the front view and weight balance, is inspired by curves of the wearer’s face, appearance and comfort. With that in mind, we created more space inside the frame to provide the ultimate support and comfort.

  • NOSE PADS

    NOSE PADS

    In the Konstantin Collection, the eight unique frames feature both functionality and beauty. The bridges and nose pads were designed with style and comfort in mind. The bridge shapes and nose pads both are round in shape, harmoniously inspired by the “all round” inspiration from Konstantin.

  • FRAME

    FRAME

    The BRACE is a transparent thick frame, with a matte coating. This coating covers the inside of the frame to prevent any light to reflect into the wearer’s eyes.

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Interview

Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic introduces the background and design process of "all round"

For the second installment of the project, JINS collaborates with German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, recognized for his prestigious career working with the world’s leading companies in the design field. Konstantin Grcic carefully responds to the requirements of his briefs, creating products that are defined by his meticulous attention to detail and his passion for technology and materials. The project served as window into Grcic’s practice as a designer who engages in confronting and studying the essence of things, and also an opportunity to reconsider the relationship between people and glasses.