Marc Krusin graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) degree in furniture design. After placements with Fred Scott in London, George Sowden in Milan and a brief professional experience in Leeds, he began his career in Milan collaborating as a designer with various studios. These include Piero Lissoni’s office, where he is presently Design Manager and associate and runs projects for clients of international reputation such as Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet and Wella. In 1998 he co-founded the Milan based group Codice 31 with five other designers from varying ethnic backgrounds. The group’s first appearance was at the 1998 Milan furniture fair’s “Salone Satellite” exhibition for young designers and in successive years it enjoyed continual expansion and gained an increasing importance in the design world, collaborating with some of the sector’s most prestigious companies. In 1999, Marc exhibited his project “Doggy Bag” (a pinzer-scoop for dog excrement) with Opos in Milan. In 2000 his second project for Opos “Hook Me Up” (an elastic clothes hook) was exhibited and the same year his lamps were featured at the Borderlight” exhibition also in Milan. 2002 saw his solo appearance at “Salone Satellite” and 2003 his first appearance with Oliver Layseca and their collaboration on a modular living system. Also in 2003 he participated in two cultural exhibitions during the Milan furniture fair: “Copper Connects Life” at the Italian Copper Institute and “PVC for life and Living” at the Torre Branca. In 2004 Marc designed an installation for the Omnidecor presentation “Home Glass” and was asked to participate as one of the guest designers at Stylepark’s stand at Orgatec, Cologne. 2004 also marked the opening of his own company “Klay” specialising in natural objects from world cultures. Marc’s clients include Fontana Arte, VICCARBE, Liv’it, Pallucco, Saporiti, Bosa ceramiche, Merten, Omnidecor and Glas Italia.