Georgia-based Marco Bogazzi designs and fabricates solid hardwood furniture with clean, modern lines.
The artist: Born and raised in New Jersey by Italian immigrants, Bogazzi earned an undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial design from the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design (NY).
After college, he worked in the corporate world, designing products for Tiffany & Co., Hunter Ceiling fans and laparoscopic instruments for a global health care products company.
In 2006, Bogazzi moved with his family to Panama and set up a furniture studio in Boquete, a charming mountain town, where he and his team produced more than 300 custom pieces for luxury homes, restaurants and hotels across the country.
They returned to the States in 2014 and set up shop in Georgia. Simultaneously, he began designing products, including furniture and BBQ accessories, for Atlanta-based Big Green Egg.
Bogazzi also has designed custom furniture for various Whole Foods Markets nationwide.
The company: Marco Bogazzi LLC, is based in Kennesaw, GA.
In the beginning: Bogazzi grew up drawing at an early age. As a teenager, he dreamed of designing cars and other products that would enrich people’s lives. That is how he discovered industrial design.
The art & materials: Chairs, stools and tables, primarily made in solid hardwoods such as walnut, white oak, mahogany and teak.
What’s popular: The tractor seat stools ($600 each in walnut) and tractor seat stool with backrest ($950 each in walnut).
Other favorites: Osteria armchairs ($600 to $850 in walnut and leather). Also Adirondack chairs ($1,200 to $1,500 in ipe and teak).
Inspirations: Toshio Odate, a sculptor and master woodworker. Also industrial designer and interior architect Karim Rashid. Bogazzi studied with both men in college.
Honors: Bogazzi’s angular Osteria chair was featured in a 2021 issue of Dwell magazine.
What’s new: Developing a line of limited-edition furniture designed exclusively for the Big Green Egg. It will launch within a few months.
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