‘A bit of thinking. A bit of doodling over a cup of tea.’
While we can all identify with Michael Marriot’s way of working, designing with economy and uid lines is not as easy as it sounds. The Alto is particularly suited to executive offices, five-star hotel bars and minimalist restaurants. Take a seat and order your gin with a slimline tonic.‘I designed Alto as a cantilever stool that uses at oval section steel tube to structural advantage, offering a visual and literal lightness.’ Michael Marriot
Michael Marriott is often cited as one of Britain’s most highly regarded designers. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1993, Michael has produced a wealth of covetable, functional designs that have proven pivotal in the renaissance of contemporary British design. Marriott has a well earned reputation for producing engaging, intelligent and problem solving products; he has designed for both SCP and Inflate in recent years as well as producing his own designs. His innovative use of the everyday materials and his ability to source the most appropriate manufacturing techniques sets Marriott apart. Marriott was the winner of the Jerwood prize in 1999 and has curated several design installations and exhibitions.