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STATEMENT OF ART:
Observation, research, and dialogue are at the core of creative synthesis. Context makes stories whole and relevant; the same is true for design. Products, users, environments, as well as materials and manufacturing processes are interrelated - they create context. Ideas imbue objects with meaning. The concept, informed by context, is what justifies a product’s reason for being. Fresh concepts bend, reinvent and blend typologies. From a building to a bottle opener, details can engage the senses to create an emotional connection and tell stories. These connections are what I refer to as “moments”. Moments are when a detail or feature captures and holds our attention for an instant or makes us look twice. Taken together, the details of a product are analogous to montage in film making, each detail equivalent to a motion picture cell. Details can express visible affordances that allow the user to intuitively understand a design’s function and its contextual relationship to the surrounding environment.

ORGANIZATION:
Marc Scimé | Studio for Design

EDUCATION:
2013 - 2015, Environmental Design - Furniture and Fixtures Track, MS, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA

1997 – 2000, Industrial Design, BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

EXPERIENCE:
2015, Senior Industrial, Furniture and Environmental Designer, Cory Grosser Design + Strategy, Pasadena, CA, USA

2015, Founder and Creative Director, Marc Scimé | Studio for Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2014, Design Internship for Master’s Program Credit, Cory Grosser Design + Strategy, Pasadena, CA, USA

2000 – 2006, 2008 – 2012, Freelance Design and Product Development Consulting, Marc Scimé Design, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA, USA

2006 – 2008, Senior Project and Product Development Manager, Vaughan Benz – Hospitality Furnishings, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2000 – 2004, Designer - Furniture and Fixture, Holly Hunt Collection, Chicago, IL, USA

1997 – 2001, Production Project Manager, Interior Crafts, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2015, Bend & Transition furniture ecosystem - Thesis Design, Art Center College of Design Master's Class Environmental Design Graduation Show, Pasadena, CA, USA

2014, “Huxley’s Ladder” book shelf, Summer 2014 term exhibit, Art Center College of Design student gallery, Pasadena, CA, USA

2011, “MS 501-1” & “MS 501-6” door handle designs, Hands on Door Handles international design competition in collaboration with Colombo Design and Designboom, Milan, Italy

2003, “Ting” lounge chair, IDEE Pure Design Award - Tokyo Designers Block, Tokyo, Japan

2000, “Araña” sofa, New Furniture Designs 2000 exhibition Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL, USA

EVENTS:
2015, Bend & Transition furniture ecosystem - Thesis Design, Art Center College of Design Master's Class Environmental Design Graduation Show, Pasadena, CA, USA

AWARDS:
2013 – 2015, Art Center Scholarship, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA

2011, “MS 501-1” & “MS 501-6” door handle designs - Shortlisted, Hands on Door Handles international design competition in collaboration with Colombo Design and Designboom, Milan, Italy

2003, “Ting” lounge chair - Nominated for IDEE Pure Design Award - Tokyo Designers Block, Tokyo, Japan

2000, UIC School of Art and Design Faculty Prize for Industrial Design, University of Illinois Chicago School of Art and Design, Chicago, IL, USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, Work and profile published in the book Masterclass: Interior Design by Frame Publishers.

ACCOLADES:
2000, UIC School of Art and Design Faculty Prize for Industrial Design, University of Illinois Chicago School of Art and Design, Chicago, IL, USA

COMPUTER LITERACY:
SolidWorks; Rhinoceros 3D; V-Ray - photo-realistic rendering; AutoCAD; Adobe CC [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Bridge]

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Art Center at Night - various product and trans design sketch, rendering and perceptive drawing classes

HOBBIES:
Design and music.

WEB SITE:
marcscime.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
marcscime.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-09-18 03:16:28

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Marc Scimé


Transition Modular Table System

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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Trio Low Center Table

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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Bend Modular Seating System

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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Huxley's Ladder Book Shelf

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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