About Scott Klinker
Furniture designer, artist, and educator Scott Klinker heads the graduate 3D design program at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art as Designer-in-Residence, where he also received his MFA in 1996. His work there builds on the Cranbrook tradition of modern design - searching for new forms to address our changing needs. In line with Cranbrook's tradition of integrating Design, Art and Craft, he believes that the best forms are not conceived in the mind, but discovered with the hands. His broad approach to form giving is driven by an interest in remixing the categories of industrial design, architecture and sculpture.
The elegant, minimalist form of Disc reimagines the sun shade to offer landscape architects new opportunities to define space and provide shelter in an artful, modern way. Designed by Scott Klinker and inspired by the graceful yet robust nature of post and beam construction, Disc features a strong, confidence-inspiring form complemented by a clean, open interior unobstructed by any visible hardware. The canted circular shade both facilitates runoff and lends Disc a directional quality, offering increased visual intrigue both when standing alone or working in conjunction with other shades.