Entrance area of the JFK Library in Boston, MA.
Dirk Ahlgrim was born in New Zealand and raised in Düsseldorf, Germany. He received a Diplom in Industrial Design from the Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste (University of Fine Arts) in Braunschweig, Germany. He also studied under furniture designer Ron Arad at the Royal College of Art in London and graduated with a Masters Degree in Industrial Design in 1999. Dirk has his studio at 300 Summer Street in Boston.