Arenas

Konstantin Grcic

Felipe VI Park – Concéntrico 08

 

ARENAS is a public installation consisting of three circular structures that are situated at the western tip of Logroño’s Parque Felipe VI. The structures are made of scaffolding elements and decorated with waving blue flags that add a touch of festivity to the site. Each “arena” is assigned to a particular activity: a round basketball court, a ring of drums, a circular array of swings. ARENAS offers itself not only as a place to gather and spend time together, it invites people of all ages to engage in a collective activity. To come along and play ball with friends and neighbours, to get together for a musical jam session or to swing collectively into the sunset. The installation provides a great freedom for public appropriation.

Embedded into the program of Concéntrico, the installation will be a forum for hosting some of the related events, performances and talks.

Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic (*1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since setting up his own practice in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for leading design companies.

Today, Konstantin Grcic Design is based in Berlin and is active in several fields ranging from industrial design projects, exhibition design and collaborations in architecture and fashion. Among his producers are Artek, Authentics, Cassina, ClassiCon, Flos, Flötotto, Kettal, Laufen, Magis, Mattiazzi, Muji, Mutina, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani and Vitra. From the fashion and lifestyle sector he has worked with Audi, Hugo Boss, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rado and smart/Daimler amongst others.

Grcic has worked with various intuitional clients such as the Venice Architecture Biennial, the Musée des Art Décoratifs (Paris), the Instituto Svizzero (Rome), the Fonds national d’art contemporain (FNAC), the Serpentine Gallery (London), the St. Etienne Design Biennial, the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein) and the MUDAM (Luxemburg). Many of his products have won international design awards, such as the Compasso d’Oro and the German Design Award in Gold. The world’s most important design museums (including MoMA, New York/Centre Pompidou, Paris/Die Neue Sammlung, Munich) have included his designs in their permanent collections.

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