sean j. scott
  Portrait of Sean J. Scott  

Sean Scott's background is in industrial design and the arts. He received a B.A. in Industrial Design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since graduating, he has worked in several areas of the design industry, and is now exploring his passion for furniture design.

For seven years, Sean was the Design Director for the Chicago-based design firm, Niedermaier. Sean was able to fully explore many aspects of design at Niedermaier, including furniture, visual display, store fixtures, interior design and graphic design. In January 2003, Sean left Niedermaier to focus his efforts on s2design, his own design firm.

s2design specializes in design, consultation and production of custom furniture and lighting, as well as visual display, for residential and commercial environments.

Sean’s influences come from the great designers and architects of the 20th century. “Some of the greatest works from that era are timeless and can still fit in the most modern of settings. To me, that is the ultimate goal to strive for. As a designer, it is my job to create elements that will carry us into the next millenium.”

The pieces currently available in Sean’s collection incorporate these ideas. They utilize a wide variety of mediums, including wood, metal, glass, Corian‘ and lucite. Sean is also exploring various aspects of sustainable design and production for current and future pieces.

Noteworthy projects & accomplishments:

  • The design and development of numerous successful furniture collections for Niedermaier’s extensive product line.
  • Designed all of the fiberglass furniture components for the 2001 public art project, “Suite Home Chicago.”
  • Other notable projects: Marilyn Miglin Salon on Oak Street, the Pro Shop at the East Bank Club and Northbrook Public Library.
  • Active member of Chicago Furniture Designers Associates (CFDA).

Sean designed a lucite end table, the S3, that was selected for the book, American Contemporary Furniture. (published by Rizzoli)

Other features include:

American Furniture (coffee table book published by Rizzoli)
Architectural Digest
Chicago Social Magazine
DDI Magazine (Display & Design Ideas)
DDN Magazine (Design & Diffusion News (Spain))

Elle Décor
FFI Magazine (Fine Furniture International)
Interior Design Magazine
Interiors Magazine
Metropolitan Home
The Design Journal