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Marc Thorpe

Marc Thorpe, born in 1978. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Maryland, followed in 2004 by a Masters Degree in Architecture, with Honors, from Parsons School of Design in New York. Thorpe was awarded the 2003 Scholastic Award for Scholarly Pursuit by the American Institute of Architects and the American Architectural Foundation, and received the Alpha Rho Chi medal for architectural leadership and professional excellence in 2004.

In 2005, Thorpe established New York-based Marc Thorpe Design, as an architectural and design co-operative, active in the creation of progressive design solutions for the commercial, residential and leisure sectors. He has worked extensively in Italy and New York as an industrial designer, and continues to collaborate on projects with a wide range of partners. He has taught in the Architecture Department at Parsons School of Design and the Industrial Design Department of Pratt Institute in New York City.

Thorpe has been published internationally in design journals and texts including Wallpaper*, International Design (ID), Viewpoint, Mix, Surface, Interni, Frame, Absolute Architecture and Interior Design Magazine. Thorpe was selected for inclusion in the text Ultimate New York Design, highlighting 50 of New York City’s top design talents and is one of the youngest signature designers for Italian design house Moroso. His firm, Marc Thorpe Design has worked with leading international brands including the Hearst Corporation, Acura, Target, David Yurman, Bernhardt Design, Esquire, Qunize & Milan, Yahoo, Davidoff and Infiniti.

Thorpe currently teaches in the Department of Design, Digital Art and Film at New York University in New York City.


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Call Me or Copy Me

Wong’s business card was a stencil, which he passed along with a brief but evocative disclaimer: “Call me or copy me.” Thorpe transformed the plastic piece into gold.

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