He moved his practice to Cranbrook in 2001 and began to build partnerships
with small, design-driven companies that shared his passion for innovation.
In 2004, Scott’s Spaceframe Builder’s Kit for Offi & Co.
was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the top 25 products of the year.
In 2006, he presented ‘Crossing Flatland: New Designs By Scott Klinker’
- a solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum featuring his Truss Furniture
Collection developed in partnership with Context Furniture Manufacturing.
||Scott Klinker believes
a great product should inspire your imagination. Klinker heads the
graduate 3D design program at the world-renowned Cranbrook Academy
of Art as Designer-in-Residence, where he also received his MFA in
1996. After years of designing in more conventional corporate contexts,
like as an in-house designer at Ericsson, or as senior staff at IDEO,
Klinker ventured to Japan in 1999 to lead a product design program
|at the Kanazawa International Design
Institute and founded his independent studio, Scott Klinker Product
Design - focused on developing licensed designs for contract furniture,
household goods and toys.