One of Europe's brightest young designers, Marc Krusin is veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded in 1998 with five other designers. He now directs the design team of the prestigious Milanese design firm, Piero Lissoni, overseeing projects for international clients such as Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, and Wella. Much of Krusin's own work is done through Klay, a firm he opened in 2004, specializing in objects of natural materials influenced by world cultures." Cross-cultural influences run throughout his practice.
He has designed for Fontana Arte, Pallucco, Saporiti, Bosa ceramiche, Merten, Omnidecor, Glas Italia, and the Spanish furniture firm, Viccarbe. Viccarbe's General Manager, Victor Carrasco, describes Krusin as "a great talent at a very young age."
Krusin was recently honored in the 2008 "Europe 40 Under 40," an annual program co-sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. According to the program directors, Krusin is one of the "next generation of innovative architects and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas.