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Serous Bar Stool by Michael Sean Stolworthy

Michael Sean Stolworthy’s unique style is characterized by sinuous shapes inspired by nature in a continuous exploration of forms.

Who is Michael Sean Stolworthy

Michael Sean Stolworthy
Michael Sean Stolworthy.

Michael is an internationally acclaimed designer.

After earning a degree in Media Arts and 3-D Animation, Michael decides to move away from the world of corporate design and to fully explore the fusion of art and product design.

In 2010 he founded MSMD | Studio, his design studio based in Las Vegas, NV USA, where today he designs and creates visual effects, theatrical events, staging, furniture and objects, combining traditional production methods with computer-aided production.

Its clients also include major brands such as Marvel Studios, Ferrari, Microsoft, Samsung, Royal Caribbean and many more.

We had the pleasure of meeting Michael in 2021, for a great project that we took care of in Australia and we immediately appreciated his personality, professionalism and his unique style.

For these reasons we decided to ask him some questions and post his answers on our blog.

Nature as inspiration.

“I’m fascinated by the sinuous anatomy found in nature and the ocean. Fluid organic forms in the beauty of the raw world around us.”

Michael Sean Stolworthy

In his works it’s very important the relation between art and design.

He affirmed: “I aim to translate the sinuous language of nature into curvaceous fluid forms infused with a subtle balance of modern and contemporary flare. Harnessing technology with a digital workflow, I capitalize on the power and vast possibilities of design software, 3D printing, and automated machining. These tools give me the freedom to push at the boundaries between art & design and ultimately bring my organic design visions into the real world”.

The dream project.

Michael says his dream project is the Serous chairs: “My “Serous” chairs were featured in the Oscar winning Marvel Studios film Black Panther! I was contacted by the studio while they were still filming and was commissioned to make 15 exclusive pieces for the Vibranium Technology Lab scenes. It was surreal to see my work on the big screen. The film won the Oscar for Best Production Design & Set Decoration as well! To add to that, I was invited again to design for the sequel Black Panther II film releasing later this year. You will see some very cool organic works with my signature on them.”

Inflection table and Plexus drink table.

Among his best designs there are the Inflection table and the Plexus drink table. We asked him how they were conceived.

“Like many of my works I start out by studying and manipulating platonic solids and geometric primitive geometries and let my imagination do the rest. These pieces were conceived in such a way of bringing function and beauty to a mathematical form in the computer and having it transcend into a real world piece.”

Inflection Table

Derived as an exploratory computational design. Inflection points in differential geometry are the points of the curve where the curvature changes. Hammer forged in bronze and hand polished.

Plexus Drink Table

Geometrically morphed from a dodecahedron platonic solid into a chic network of subdued pentagonal & hexagonal voids. The Plexus table has a beautifully polished bronze exterior with a contrasting dark patina interior making it a curious piece for conversation.”

Image credits: MSMD | StudioMarvel

Sovet

Sovet blends the tradition of Italian glass art and the inspirations of contemporary design, to give life to furnishing elements that speak an original, elegant and multifaceted language.

We visited the Sovet headquarters in Biancade, in the province of Treviso, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landy II in December 2021.

Ditre Italia

The wide range of Ditre Italia products includes sofas, beds, armchairs, tables, chairs and furnishing accessories characterized by a singular attention to detail and refined elegance.

We visited the Ditre Italia showroom in December 2021, during our Salbini Experience.

Redone ArteLab

Redone uses precious woods, or centuries-old woods, obtaining tables, coffee tables, bathroom tops, where the resins and the extraordinary wood grain blend together to create an unrepeatable object.

We visited Redone ArteLab in December 2021, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landy II.

Riva 1920

Riva 1920 designs, customizes and creates furniture entirely made in Italy whose longevity is essential for sustainable development, preserving craftsmanship in the age of technology.

In September 2021, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landry II, we went to the production units and the Riva Center in Cantù, in the province of Como, visiting the Wood Museum, the showroom and the Pangea Lab – Xiloteca.

Rugiano Settembre 2021

Rugiano is an Italian manufacturer of luxury furniture.

We visited the company in Mariano Comense, in the province of Como, in September 2021, during our Salbini Experience for Tom Landry II.

Giorgetti

Tradition, experience and attention to materials, combined with a look towards the future, innovation and continuous research, make Giorgetti a certainty.

Giorgetti has a more than 100-year-old tradition that begins in Brianza and continues to be written in the name of innovation, preserving the heritage of the cabinet-making experience.

We had the pleasure of visiting the Giorgetti production plant in September 2021, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landy II.

Baxter

Baxter was born from the passion for leather, handcrafted to obtain unique sofas, armchairs, beds, chairs and furnishing accessories.

We visited the Baxter company in September 2021, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landry II.

Porada

Porada was born from the love for wood, worked with the craftsmanship of those who know how to transform a log into a small work of art.

We visited the company in Cabiate, in the province of Como, in September 2021, during our Salbini Experience with Tom Landy II.

Longhi

Great artisan tradition, use of noble and precious materials, constant research in continuous evolution: these are the values ​​that have always distinguished Longhi creations.

We visited Longhi in September 2021, during our Salbini Experience by Tom Landy II.

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