Iron Design Company was established to promote modern designs in hand formed iron objects by metal worker: Marc Maiorana. Marc learned blacksmithing from his father and earned a BFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts and has taught at numerous institutions including Marywood University (PA), Peters Valley Craft Center (NJ), Penland School of Crafts (NC), and Haystack School of Crafts (ME). Marc has exhibited widely including the Kentucky and Mobile (AL) Museums of Art, has been published in four Schiffer books of contemporary metalwork, and featured in Gourmet, Dwell, and the New York Times.