NY based multidisciplinary designer and architect Marc Thorpe shares how his minimalist attitude spans all aspects of his life
OCT 18, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
Six years after completing his Masters Degree in Architecture in 2004, Marc Thorpe set up his eponymous studio in New York City. Conforming to a holistic design approach, which engages the social aspects of space and form, Marc Thorpe Design is committed to the research, study and practice of systematic thinking through architecture and design.
The multidisciplinary studio collaborates with a diverse genus of creative personalities including digital artists, interactive as well as new media designers, sound and lighting engineers as well as social media experts.
Thorpe, as a practising architect, industrial designer and teacher, believes in keeping his eye on the ball, staying on his toes and meeting challenges head on. He has taught graduate level studies in the Architecture Department at his alma mater Parsons School of Design, from where he got his Masters and the Industrial Design programme of Pratt Institute in New York.
The creative believes in having his fingers in all pies, designing across various domains—architecture, interior, graphic, furniture, product, retail or exhibit. Known for his innovative thinking and meticulous and individualistic approach to projects, the New York based designer strives to formulate progressive design solutions across various sectors, be they commercial, residential or recreational.
1PM I skip lunch and instead attend a flurry of meetings with fabricators, agencies, designers and potential new clients. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the city keeps me motivated and energised. It can be a bit exhausting at times but the spirit of the Big Apple pushes me to be stronger and faster.