SRDJAN SIMIC, Studio Simic, San Diego, CA
Srdjan Simic was born in 1975 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Growing up he always had a strong influence and support in design and art from his father, an esteemed professor of structural engineering in architecture, and his mother, a meticulous domestic craftswoman. A sketchbook was never far from reach, even from a very young age. He graduated from The High School for Applied Arts, with emphasis in Graphic design. In 1992, a raging civil war forced him to leave his home country. He spent the next four years seeking refuge in the countries of Western Europe.
In 1996, Srdjan moved to the United States, where he developed a strong interest and passion for functional objects, primarily furniture. He received his Bachelor degree in Furniture Design from San Diego State University, under Wendy Maruyama.
Working as a high end custom furniture/product designer and builder over the next several years, he honed his craftsmanship and structural/mechanical understanding. Together with his wife Dara, Srdjan owns and operates Studio Simic, a San Diego based multidisciplinary design studio, focusing on furniture, product, interior and architectural design.
PRODUCTS BY THIS DESIGNER:
Paket Chairs (Set of 2)
Lisa Albin, Iglooplay, Brooklyn, NY
Aldis Circenis, Riga Chair Factory, Riga, Latvia
Roberto Gil, Casa Kids Collection Design, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
David Jones, New York, New York
Kyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje, Inoda + Sveje, Milan, Italy
Brian Kane, Kane Design Studio, San Francisco, CA
Scot Laughton, Toronto, Canada
Charles Perry, Norwalk, CT
Eric Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Lab, San Francisco, CA
Pure Design Studios, Alberta, Canada
Karim Rashid, Karim Rashid Design, New York, NY
Megasii Design Team, Hong Kong
Srdjan Simic, Studio Simic, San Diego, CA
Svante Schöblom, Overman AB, Sweeden
Andrea Valentini, Rhode Island
Scott Wilson, MINIMAL, Chicago, IL