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products profile ON THE RISE A new class of product makers emerging designers Zorine Pooladian Zorine Design (and designer at Design Group Carl Ross) Los Angeles Why did you want to become a designer? Born in Iran and of Armenian descent, I was influenced early on by an artistic culture and surrounded by beautiful historic architecture. Both my parents, who have artistic backgrounds, also influenced me. I attended the Art Center College of Design [in Pasadena, California], which helped me get started. I found that I loved creating products that completed the experience and story of a beautiful environment, and seeing the joy in those who experience it. A chair from the Curve series in the coming years, along with my experience and exposure to the design world. I will be moving to Amsterdam for several months to learn from one of my idols, Marcel Wanders, at his design studio. What materials do you like working with? What are you currently working on? I'm building my furniture portfolio in an effort to create a furniture line I love any moldable material that can create structurally sound design- aluminum, steel, and Corian, but especially wood. Ini Archibong Design by INI Renens, Switzerland What made you want to become a designer? I come from a very academic background. I attended the University of Southern California [in Los Angeles] to study business but realized that I couldn't deny my passion to create things. I went to the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, enrolled in the environmental design program, and fell in love with designing furniture. What is your design philosophy? Beauty is a function. It's not saying that aesthetics shouldn't dominate over function, but it's important to see beauty as a tool in the things that I'm making, which is inspired by studying nature. Tell us about a recent project. The leather rocking chairs for Swiss leather manufacturer de Sede [shown]. It was a project for my master's program at École Cantonale D'Art de Lausanne with my classmate Ophélie Sanga, and de Sede selected our project and put it into production. We're lucky because it became their 50th anniversary piece-a culmination and representation of how far they've come. August 2015 075

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Hospitality Design - August 2015
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from the editor
from the show director
trends 3d printing
interview helen jorgensen
5 questions for karim rashid
profile kelly hoppen
profile poesis design
profile 13&9
profile maria cornejo
profile design by them
profile ladies & gentlemen studio
profile emerging designers
trends collaborations
trends spanish influence
special feature custom solutions
airland hotel
press hotel
hotel henriette
newport marriott
industry kitchen
ad index
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Hospitality Design - August 2015