A leading figure in Finnish design and art, Kaj Franck was born in 1911 and was the artistic director and professor of design at the University of Art & Design- Helsinki. Known for his love for minimalism, Kaj Franck’s designs are still renowned to this day. The Design Forum of Finland named a design award after Franck, the Kaj Franck Design Award. Passing in 1989, Franck is considered an influential figure not only in the design industry but also in the country of Finland. With a commitment to high quality design and materials, Kaj Franck’s legacy lives on through the pieces produced under his name.