"Crucial Moment"

Constantin Boym Becomes ID Chair at Pratt Institute

Jul 1 2015 - 11:47am

Constantin Boym has been named as the new chair of the Industrial Design Department at Pratt Institute's School of Design in New York City. He will assume the role July 13, 2015, succeeding Scott Lundberg, who has served as interim chair since fall 2014.

“Design has changed tremendously in the last few years, perhaps more than any other creative field. I am excited to join Pratt Institute at this crucial moment and help continue its trajectory as a leader in design education," says Boym.

Design Dean Anita Cooney is confident that Boym's "critical, experimental approach to design will build upon the department’s history of excellence and innovation.”

Boym is a graduate of the Moscow Architectural Institute. He earned a master's degree in design from Domus Academy in Milan. He has also served at Virginia Commonwealth University and Parsons: The New School for Design.

Boym, along with Laurene Leon Boym, founded Boym Partners in 1986 in New York City. The firm has created tableware for Alessi and Authentics; watches for Swatch; lighting for Flos; and showrooms and retail displays for Vitra. It has been honored with many prestigiuos awards and invited to the White House. Boym Partners’ objects are included in MoMA’s permanent collection. Boym has authored several books including Keepsakes: A Design Memoir and Curious Boym: Design Works.

There are IDSA Student Chapters at Pratt and Parsons.