A. Jacob Marks
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A. Jacob Marks founded Skram Furniture Company in 2001 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Recently named one of the top 50 young designers of the Americas (Young Designers: Americas, Daab), Jacob’s work is rooted in a philosophy that argues for the inextricability of good design and fine workmanship. With Jacob's guidance as principal and lead designer, Skram Furniture Company has earned a domestic and international following for its distinctive approach to modern design—one that emphasizes sustainable practices, authentic materials, and extraordinary workmanship.
Jacob will talk about how he, a history major in college, started Skram Furniture Company as a one man shop in the woods of North Carolina, and how he has developed it into the 10 man, 26,000 square foot shop it is today.