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Jaime Salm

MIO was founded by the Salm brothers (Isaac, the numbers guy and Jaime, the design guy) with the objective of combining business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design. MIO's success is the result of Jaime and Isaac's vision and the contributions of hard working and creative designers, interns, manufacturers, engineers and business professionals.

MIO is a design company dedicated to creating the most sustainable and innovative design experiences in the market. Serving the needs and desires of our loyal customers and consulting clients guides our design, marketing, manufacturing and consulting activities.

Based out of Philadelphia ("the workshop of the world" in the late 1800's) MIO builds on a strong local manufacturing base and a diverse pool of creative individuals that is ever present in the city.

Since our founding in 2001, we have encouraged our customers to grow into a greener, healthier, happier and more profitable future. Our design focuses on the needs of people today and aims towards the technologically advanced and responsible product experiences of tomorrow.

Guided by the company's philosophy of "Responsible Desire" MIO has introduced design that strategically harnesses the most eco-intelligent aspects of conventional manufacturing, marketing and distribution methods. This approach has resulted in the integration of existing technologies and industries into a profitable value-added system that is both socially and environmentally responsible.


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Cork Trivet Set

Are you in hot pursuit of the perfect runner but cloth options just aren't quite robust enough to handle three meals a day at your house? These houndstooth trivets can take a steaming serving bowl or sweating pitcher of lemonade while looking darn good on your dining table. Arrange them in any way you please, or break up the set and use as coasters or place mats. Check out Mio's site for lots more fun and functional products.

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Nomad System

A modular system made from recycled (and recyclable) double-walled cardboard in ten Pantone colors can be arranged into freestanding, temporary partitions without hardware or damage to existing structures.

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Trask Lamp

Trask Lamp takes the efficiency of LED lighting and blends it with flexibility. Manufactured to ship flat, maximize material yield and eliminate cutting waste, the Trask Lamp is a truly eco-centric design. Inviting the user to participate as co-designer, the Trask Lamp redefines the relationship between a product and its user. This lamp functions as a catalyst in establishing a dialogue about the virtues and opportunities in locally made and sustainable products.