Sean Zhang is a Beijing-born Multidisciplinary Designer and Installation Artist based in Brooklyn, New York. After completing an undergraduate degree in Product Design from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy, Sean completed a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from RISD(Rhode Island School of Design) in the United States.
Sean’s design is sensitive and empathic, he makes time for curiosity of little details. With the experiences living in Italy, Japan and United States. Sean’s international background has benefited him with many perspective. From his artistic conception, he combines modern product manufacturing methods and traditional craftsmanship to explore new human lifestyle needs with contemporary visual elements. Sean loves cooking, melting with different cuisines, especially Italian, Japanese, American and Chinese, as well as his design, he calls his design language is a result of “fusion reaction” across multicultural societies. After years of “traveling”, he found New York as his new home, where he is planning to explore more inspirations and absorb them into his design language.
Sean was awarded Red Dot Design Award "Best of Best" in 2014, Fast Company Magazine's Innovation By Design Awards honoree 2017. His projects took place at world well-known design events like Milan Design Week, New York Design Week, Dutch Design Week, Paris Design Week, FIAC(International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris), Art Basel in Miami Beach etc. His works have been published by internationally renowned press like INTERNI magazine, Core77, Vice Magazine, Yanko Design, PAPER Magazine, BAZAAR Magazine, IDEAT Magazine, Modern Decoration Magazine.