Swedish born and educated in architecture and design, Carl Magnusson has dedicated his career to the profession of design.
After working with the Office of Ray & Charles Eames in Venice CA, opened his namesake design studio in Rudolf Schindlers House in North Hollywood.
With Knoll, he worked for some 29 years as director of design in Europe and North America. He has designed many showrooms, exhibits, graphic program and products for Knoll and co-designed with Emanuela Frattini, several products for MoMA.
In 1996 initiated the annual Knoll Design Symposium at Cranbrook Academy of the Arts in Bloomfield Hills.
In 1997 co-founded The Knoll Museum the most comprehensive display of any furniture manufacturer.
He lectures on design matters for clients such as BMW, Knoll, and judges for international design competition. His New York based firm CGM Design, serves automotive and furniture related companies in design strategy and product design.