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.
Bridging the worlds of the rational and the abstract, Theory merges familiar, utilitarian elements with open-ended, artful design to elevate and humanize transit experiences. Designed by Scott Klinker, the family of street furnishings consists of a transit shelter system, beam and bench seating systems, and a supporting cube element. Theory uses modularity and aspects of non-prescriptive design to inspire playfulness and discovery, to encourage unique interpretation by its users, and to spark designers’ creativity.