George J. Sowden
Corso Di Porta Nuova 46
He was born in Leeds, in England, in 1942, and is a designer with experience in many fields, from electronic consumer products for large industries, to craft worked objects in small series. He began working with Ettore Sottsass in Milano, where he now liv
es. He collaborated with Olivetti for over 20 years.
He is among the founders of Memphis and has acted as consultant for a number of well known Italian and international companies, among which: Alessi, Bodum, Fratelli Guzzini, Lorenz, Rancilio
, Steelcase, Swatch, Swidpowell and Telecom Italia. He is the owner of Sowden Design, a company established in 1981, with offices in Milano and San Francisco, from which he develops his consultant and industrial design activities.
His works ha
ve been published in many books on design, and recently in "Designing the 21st century", published by Taschen. In 1990, his research work was presented in an itinerant exhibition, "George J. Sowden Designing" organised by the Mus&eacut
e;ees des Arts Decoratifs of Bordeaux and Marseille.