Larry Laske was Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 18, 1963. He has won several national and international awards. His appetite for the whimsical and the unexpected can be seen in his collaborations with famed designers: Ettore Sottsass, Emilio Ambasz, Philippe Starck, and Ingo Maurer. Recipient of the Hallmark Honor Prize in 1980. Recipient of scholarships at both Northern Illinois University, Dekalb Illinois and University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where he received his B.F.A. Industrial Design. In 1986 traveled to Domus Academy (Milan, Italy) for post-graduate studies in Scenografia Urbana (urban scenograohy) under Andrea Branzi, graduating with a Masters of Design.