Flexible work methods have been transforming our offices for several years now. Work is no longer confined to an assigned desk, but occurs in changing locations – according to whether the task requires productive exchanges with colleagues or quiet concentration. It is therefore practical for employees to always have their personal utensils with them. Konstantin Grcic teamed up with Vitra to develop the Drop Box caddy, which together with the optional Drop Box Tray Set offers additional storage space for small items. Drop Box can be useful in many other places besides offices and home workspaces: in children's rooms to keep toys organised, in the kitchen to carry plates and cutlery outside for lunch in the garden, for storing fruit and vegetables or collecting post and papers, in the living room to hold magazines, newspapers and remote controls, in the hallway for slippers, caps and keys, or in waiting rooms for brochures, magazines and flyers. Drop Box has a simple sturdy construction. Two side panels made of recycled plastic are joined together using aluminium tubes. The top tube serves as the handle. A structure of textile panels with welded seams is suspended on the remaining five tubes to form compartments. Despite its size, Drop Box is light and easy to handle. It comes in a choice of colours and can be quickly dismantled if required. Name tags for personalisation are offered in various hues. The Drop Box Tray Set can be ordered separately and simply 'clicked' into place on two different levels. Drop Box is complemented by the more compact versions Locker Box and Locker Box small.
Konstantin Grcic was trained as a cabinetmaker at Parnham College in Dorset before studying industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1991 he set up his own practice, Konstantin Grcic Design. The Vitra Design Museum devoted a monographic exhibition to Grcic and his work in 2014.