George's design philosophy is based on the belief that good design is not only functional, aesthetically pleasing, but also emotional. He has a deep understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and user-centered design principles, which he applies to his work to create products that are both innovative and practical. George's design process is highly collaborative, and he works closely with clients to understand their needs and goals, as well as with engineers and manufacturers to ensure that his designs can be produced efficiently and economically.
George Coffin graduated from RISD with a BFA in Furniture and has spent the past 10 years in the industrial design field, working for startups, consultancies and large corporations to bring products to life. He has worked with a diverse range of companies, including William Sonoma, Lalo, and Burrow, and his designs have been featured in publications such as Dwell, New York Times Magazine, and Wallpaper.
In addition to his work as a designer, he teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design in both the Industrial Design and Furniture Design Department. George is committed to helping the next generation of designers develop their skills and grow as creative thinkers. He brings his real-world experience to the classroom, challenging students to think critically about design problems and encouraging them to experiment and take risks.