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 Milano. In 1986 he founded Boym Partners Inc. in New York City. His studio's designs include tableware for Alessi and Authentics, watches for Swatch, lightening for Flos, showrooms and retail displays for Vitra, and exhibition installations for many American museums, including Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Objects designed by Boym Partners are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is subject of the books "Curious Boym: Design Works" and "Constantin Boym: America" The deep blue background of these rectangular cufflinks lays the modern design framework for the architectural measurements of Boym's incredible architectural design. Measuring just under 1" long and just over 0.5" wide, these cufflinks are as smart as the many who inspired them.