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Wall-fitted and with touchscreen controls: just two of this hood’s many strong points.

In the footprints of creative thinking in product design, together with New York architect Marc Thorpe, who tells us when and how he gets the ideas for his often surprising creations

What’s the best moment for an architect in search of inspiration for his product design projects in a metropolis like New York? Marc Thorpe, known internationally for his dynamically innovative creativity, answers “early in the morning”.

He goes on to describe how for him the most silent and serene hours of the day allow him to take notes, to think and to develop ideas and suggestions with the potential to become high design products.

For Thorpe, creating and designing involves above all perceiving new relationships that integrate, connect and intermix apparently unrelated elements.

In his New York studio, Marc Thorpe Design, experimentation and versatility are the rule: the creation of interior design items and architectural projects intersects with all kinds of different disciplines, in a continuous interplay between digital media, graphic design, furniture design, retail and exhibit design.

Architetto New York

A studio that studies relationships, in other words. To grasp just how permanently passionate Marc is about discovering a new connection, that may spring to life for him at any moment, we need only observe one of his most famous design objects: Husk, an unusually shaped armchair inspired by his observation of sweetcorn growing in the fields of northern Italy.

Stimulated by the simple but extraordinary architecture of each individual corn on the cob, especially the leaves enfolding it, his Husk armchairs were thus transformed from simple practical objects to furnishing icons recognisable the world over.

Would you have ever made that connection?

Franke Box Basin in brushed stainless steel

Big, comfortable and designed with class. With heatsink dissipator and various border fitting options. Unique.

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Wall-fitted and with touchscreen controls: just two of this hood’s many strong points.
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In the footprints of creative thinking in product design, together with New York architect Marc Thorpe, who tells us when and how he gets the ideas for his often surprising creations.
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