Danish designer, Karin Schou Andersen, graduated at the School of Architecture in Aarhus. After working for several firms, she founded her studio, KSADesign, in 1993. Renowned for her work in industrial product design, including urban outdoor furniture where sustainability is a fundamental aspect of her work, she also developed packaging and graphic design. Schou Andersen has done extensive studies in the field of ergonomics, with particular regard to the needs of people who have impaired function in their hands and arms after traffic accidents, sports injuries, and as a result of arthritis, multiple sclerosis or similar conditions. Andersen's best known design in this field is a series of flatware designed, in 1979, that is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Design Museum Jerusalem, and Design Museum Denmark.