Many varied pathways have led me here. From musician to historic restoration to fine furniture making. I use my innate sensitivity to form, materials and semantics to guide my intuition as a designer. The poetics of material culture is where my interest is focused: a chipped favorite mug, the joinery and materiality of an artifact, a well worn door knob. I search for depth and richness to bring joy, connection and knowledge to all who interface with my work. I believe the designer has a unique responsibility and power. One which should not be taken lightly. I urge us all to not lose sight of where we have come from as we push towards the future. Standing in the present we are responsible for the linking of time. Remember and study the past, understand and reflect on the present, and push and project what the future can be.
Currently residing in New York City, Adjunct Professor of Product Design at Parsons School of Design and Principal and founder of STUDIO BESON, a multidisciplinary studio practice Graduated from Parsons School of Design with MFA in Industrial Design May 2018 Awarded the Sustainable Vision Thesis Award, by Rama Chorpash Director of MFA Industrial Design at Parsons School of Design.
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