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. He has become a U.S. registered architect in 1988. Laurene Leon Boym was born in NYC in 1964. She earned a BFA from School of Visual Arts in 1984, and a MID from Pratt Institute in 1993.
Constantin founded Boym Partners Inc in New York City in 1986; Laurene joined him in 1994. Their studio’s designs include tableware for Alessi and Authentics, watches for Swatch, lighting for Flos, showrooms and retail displays for Vitra, and exhibition installations for many American museums, including Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Objects designed by Boym Partners are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Boym Partners are recipients of eight I.D. Annual Design Awards, including the Best of Category in 2000, and of two Federal Design Achievement Awards. In 2005, and again in 2008, Boym have been finalists at the National Design Awards, the highest US Prize in Design. Work of Boym Partners is a subject of the books “Curious Boym: Design Works”, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2002, and “Constantin Boym: America”, published by Birkhauser in Switzerland in 2005.