Tibor Uhrín (1966) studied industrial design at the Slovak technical university in Bratislava where he also completed his PhD. For several years he lead the department of toy design at the Secondary school of Applied Art in Kremnica, and since 2004 he has been in charge of the innovation department at the Design Institute of the Technical University in Košice. He creates unique furniture designs, interior accessories, wooden and metal lights. His works possess a sense of humour, understanding for materials and interest in the innovative approach. His wooden toy – building kit Gringo from 1992 is still being produced today. He has summarized his practical experience with woodwork, years of teaching design and also the knowledge of traditional crafts in the book Wood, design and tradition (published in 2012).