This clock is an extreme example of functional minimalism. With only a clock mechanism, and staples positioned precisly, Boym has created a wondeful object.
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 founded Boym Partners Inc. 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 National Design Museum in New York, and National Building Museum in Washington. Objects designed by Boym Partners are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Constantin Boym is the author of the book New Russian Design, published by Rizzoli in 1992. From 1988 until 2000 he taught at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he was a coordinator of Product Design Department.
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