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.
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. [More>]