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. In 1986, he founded Boym Partners Inc. in New York City. His 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 Museum of the City of New York and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Constantin Boym is the author of the book New Russian Design published by Rizzoli in 1992. From 1987 to 2000 he was a professor and program coordinator at Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2005-06, Boym has been a Resident at the American Academy in Rome. 

"GAIA&GINO is a study in contrasts. Stationed between East and West, between history and Modernism, between handicraft production and space-age technology, they produce objects not like anyone else.  In most daring way, they make experimental design for the luxury market. I was attracted to their products right away, because of these inherent complexities, thinking of design potential the company could offer. The road to my first products for GAIA&GINO was long and complex as well, yet I am proud and happy about the first results. This is only the beginning of a long journey."