kim markel

Based in the Hudson Valley, Kim's studio is driven by curiosity and the desire to create interesting objects through reimagining discarded materials. While rooted in sculpture, her practice explores a range of experimental techniques and materials.

Kim's debut collection earned a few awards, including the rado star prize, an ICFF award for best seating, and an Interior Design Best of Year Award. She was named to Dwell Magazine's annual list of Young Guns in Design in 2017.

Before launching her studio in 2016, Kim worked for the nation's largest fine art foundry, brought sustainable initiatives to the city of Baltimore, directed a few of Rhode Island's state programs, and worked inside the DC beltway. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

Shows/ Exhibits

This is not a chair / Ceci n'est pas une chaise, High Point, NC, Oct 2018

Plasticscene, London Design Festival, London, Sept 2018

Sight Unseen Offsite, NYC, May 2018

NADA Art Fair, NYC, March 2017

Trascendental Functionalism, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY, Dec 2017

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Design, Toyama, Japan, Nov 2017

Salvage Lab, NYC, May 2017

Sight Unseen Selects, NYC, May 2017

Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, March 2017

Architectural Digest Design Show Panel “Master Makers”, NYC, April 2017

Wanted Design, NYC, May 2016

AMDC Growth, NYC, May 2016

Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, March 2016



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