New York City designer Mark Goetz is big on furniture and has designed more than 70 chairs. He acknowledges that furniture must solve a problem, but that's only half of the designer's job. "You could live with a good solution and not really like it. Objects should be loved and wanted as well as provide a solution. I want people to feel comfortable with my work, so they feel it's created especially for them." The Goetz Sofa is a perfect example of his philosophy.
Goetz founded his firm, TZ Design, in 1988 and ever since has been a prolific designer of furniture, as well as crystal (for Steuben), backpacks (for Le Sportsac), kids’ products (for Marimekko), and tabletop items (for Crate & Barrel). He also stretches his design muscles by teaching industrial design at Pratt Institute.
Brooklyn, New York