Marcus Tremonto & Philip Michael Wolfson

June 2009, Zurich

The two internationally renowned designers Marcus Tremonto and Philip Michael Wolfson are dealing with the topic of lines. “In our work, we both thematize the line – be it drawn by hand (Marcus Tremonto) or by computer (Philip Michael Wolfson). Important elements with both approaches are the markings, the silhouettes and the consideration of the negative space between the individual lines that allow scope for creativity and autonomous designs,” says Marcus Tremonto.
Both work in the borderland between art and architecture with close ties to design. Functionality, the surprise of the flowing line and the use of innovative materials have always been essential for the two American artists.

Artist and designer MARCUS TREMONTO has a master in Fine Art/Painting and a BS in Mathematics and Physics. His work and his discourse are an important influence on the Design-Art movement. He works as a consultant and curates exhibitions. Tremonto received international recognition for his innovative limited edition “Lightworks” exhibited at Phillips de Pury in New York in 2007. In 2008 he created the light installation for the Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan.
Marcus Tremonto’s works with light and illusion are fascinating. He combines the functionality of design with the translucent quality of art. The colorful and glowing presence of his objects creates a magical sensory experience. Marcus Tremonto’s works are a tribute to the symbols of modern design.

PHILIP MICHAEL WOLFSON studied architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and at the Architectural Association in London. For 20 years, he worked with other architects and especially his years working with Zaha Hadid have influenced his style. His work is documented in many international publications. His international projects of interior design are high recommended like the restaurant Robert at the M.A.D., New York.