CONSTANTIN BOYM, was born in Moscow, Russia in 1955, where he graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute. In 1984-85, he earned a Master’s degree in design from Domus Academy in Milan. In 1986, he established Boym Design Studio in New York City. His studio’s designs include tableware for Alessi and Authentics, watches for Swatch, and exhibition installations for many American museums, including Cooper-Hewitt, and National Design Museum in New York. In 1998, Boym Design Studio started a three-year-long catalogue project “Souvenirs for the End of the Century”, to be culminated in the end of the year 2000. Boym teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he is a coordinator of the Product Design department.