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Marisa Müsing (she/they) is an artist & designer from Tkaronto, Canada. She has a background in architecture, having graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (UW), and her Masters of Art in Architecture at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London UK. Her work ranges from architecture, furniture design, 3d animations & digital creations, fashion & painting. She is constantly seeking new creative ventures in multiple mediums and scales that allow for playful & beautiful interpretations of the world.

résumé ︎︎︎

Professional Experience:
Co-founder, 2018 - to present
                Practice focused on the design and reinterpretation between form and utility, moving away from the expected functionality of everyday objects and structures, aiming to create new domestic environments, where units are homogenized through a common language and identified through its own character. Together they build an autonomous setting independent from the given context. Design, fabrication and distribution various collections between Milan and New York. Work shown at Cosmoscow Art Fair (Moscow), Maison and Objet (Paris), Nomad Circle (Venice), Salone del Mobile (Milan), NY Design Week (New York), and Collectible Design (Brussels) amongst others, and commissioned by clients as WeWork, SquareSpace, and Sight Unseen. The collections “Set No.5” and “Set No.6” has been published in publications as New York Mag, Architectural Digest, Domus, Dwell, Surface, Disegno, T magazine and The New York Times. Appointed as one out of nineteen most influential designers of the US in 2019 by Sight Unseen, and by Dwell Magazine in 2018.

architectural consultant, 2021 - to present
            Supervised architectural drawings and designs for multiple ongoing projects in Toronto and abroad, providing code and structural assistance to develop the overall design of the project. Developed design options and render studies as well for the final design and construction of the project.

Junior Architect, 2017 (1/2 year)
            Worked one-on-one with partner, Bika Rebek, on projects ranging from large-scale architectural work to curatorial projects. Assumed lead role for Dhaka Art Summit gallery curation for exhibition, ‘One Hundred Thousand Small Tales, developing drawings sets, renderings and spatial . Independently developed design options for the Samsung Galaxy Flagship Store, Seoul. Collaborated on initial design for the Venice Biennale Slovenia Pavilion 2018. Produced renderings for SML Redlam office new-build and event space and community center in Neuhaus, Austria.

Intern Architect, 2017 (1/4 year)
            Heavily contributed to two major design competitions at internationally recognized architecture office. Contributed as a key member on a coveted design comeptition for a contemporary art museum in New York, making the site model and larger scaled model for all of the interior renderings for the final submission. Integral to the Place Mazas project, an urban renewal project for the city of Paris, participating in a one-week workshop with the partnering French team, Laisne Rouselle, adding design input throughout the design process and producing renderings and diagrams for the final, winning submission.

Rice + Lipka Architects
Intern Architect, 2016 (1/2 year)
            Worked both independently and as part of a design team on diverse projects ranging from schematics for a full building renovation for Nuyorican Poets Café, to competition submission for contemporary art museum in Qatar. Contributed to all phases of work on three projects for Parsons School of Design: project manager and millwork designer for the new interdisciplinary Making Center and new School of Art, Media and Technology, and reviewed construction documents for a new School of Constructed Environments. Took responsibilities ranging from construction detailing, code and costing analysis, organizing consultant efforts, client communications, reviewing/checking submission documents for clients and for the New York City Department of Buildings.

Teaching Experience:
Rhode Island, USA
Guest Critic Mid-term Reviews, Graduate Design Studio, 2022

Barcelona, Spain
Studio Project Manager, Graduate Design Studio, 2021-22
Harvard GSD
Boston, USA
Guest Lecturer, FabLab, Spring 2021

Parsons School of Design AAS
New York, USA
            Interior Design Critic for EOY show, Fall Term 2017
            ID3 Guest Critic Final Reviews, Fall Term 2017
            ID3 Guest Lecturer, Fall Term 2017
            ID3 Guest Lecturer & Critic, Summer term Mid-Reviews 2016

Joya: AiR 
Vélez-Blanco, Spain 2022

Palazzo Monti
Brescia, Italy 2019

Other relevant experience:
2X4, New York                      Junior Architect, 2018 (1/2 year)
Fabric, Amsterdam              Intern Architect, 2015 (1/4 year)
Studio Scape, Rome             Intern Architect, 2014 (1/4 year)
Canon Design, Toronto        Intern Architect, 2014 (1/4 year)
Mackay Wong, Toronto        Intern Designer, 2013 (1 year)

Modelling experience:
Warren Steven Scott            Summer 2021
mifi mifi                                Spring 2021
Selected Shows & Exhibitions:
crnft, online gallery 2022
NFT art group show

Lake Como Design Festival,Lake Como 2021
Set No.5, group show

Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary 2020, New Jersey
Set No.7 digital print, group show

Rosie’s Dinner 2020, London
Laced bodies, group show

Cosmoscow Art Fair 2020, Moscow
Set No.5 and Set No.6, fabula gallery

Collectible Curates, Maison & object 2020, Paris
Set No.5, art & design fair

Collectible Fair 2020, Brussels
Set No.6, group show

Nomad Circle 2019, Venice
Laced Bodies, group show

Paco La Rosa 2019, Barcelona Design Week
group show (Delayed due to COVID)

Experimento Gallery, Madrid Design Festival 2019
Set No.5, solo show

Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile 2019, Milan
Set No.6, design fair

Mot Cache Debut 2019, Fuori Salone Milan
Jewelry Display, solo show

Fuorisalone, Palazzo Cusani 2019, Milan
Set No.5, group show

Neotenic Show at A/D/O 2019, New York
Set No.5, groups show

NY Design Week Sight Unseen Offsite 2018, New York
Set No.5, group show

Work In Progress Show 2019, London RCA
ADS6, group show

Hot Air 2018, NYC Gallery Launch
Memes, GIFs, and Lo-fi Drawings, group show

Rome Show Exhibit 2017, Rome
University of Waterloo, group show

Final Projects Review Exhibition 2015, Cambridge
University of Waterloo, group show

Selected Works Exhibtion 2015, Cambridge
University of Waterloo, group show

Come Up to My Room 2015, Toronto
Gladstone Hotel, group show design exhibition

Awards & Recognition:
Experimental Realism Mentorship Programme 2021
6 month mentorship with Future.Resources

Launchpad Toronto Artscape Bursary 2020, Toronto
Toronto Artscape Foundation

Sight Unseen American Design Hotlist 2020, NYC
Recognized as one of 20 honourees as the best in American Design for 2019

Presentation for British Land/RCA 2019, London
Royal College of Art
Student representative for ADS6 studio 2018/19

Award of Distinction
2017, American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)

Jareck Bieda Juror’s Award of Merit 2016, American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)
Selected Press:
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin 2021, Germany
10 innovative designers under 30

Conversation with Art Focus Exchanges 2020
Artist Interview

Architectural Digest, June 2020
5 Trends Spotted this Spring’s Design Fairs

Pink Essay, May 2020
It’s Roomy Interview

Dezeen, March 2020
10 Young Designers to Watch Collectible 2020

Frame, March 2020
Best Of: Product Picks Collectible Fair 2020

Sight Unseen, January 2020
American Hot List 2019

Diseño Interior, July 2019
Issue 317 (Printed work)

Milk Magazine Korea, June 2019
See Through (Printed work)

DOMUS, June 2019
Two collections by Müsing-Sellés in between form and materiality.

Surface, March 5 2019
Your Furniture is Getting Fatter
Squarespace, 2019
‘Modern Furniture: Sell It’ Advertisement

T Magazine, March 2019
Un Nuevo Escenario (printed work)

Disegno #22, Spring 2019
A Neotenic State of Mind

The New York Times,Nov 2018
People, Places and Things to Know.

Elle Decoration Spain, October 2018
(printed work)

Architectural Digest, September 2018
(printed work)

Dwell Magazine, September 2018
Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming

New York Magazine, June 2018
The Future of Design Is Chubby

Sight Unseen, May 2018
28 Designers to Know from Sight Unseen OFFSITE Selects
Royal College of Art (RCA)
London, UK
Masters of Art, Architecture 

University of Waterloo (UWSA)
Cambridge, Canada
Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-operative Program 

English: Native
French: Proficient
German: Conversational
Technical Skills:
2D: CAD, Rhino and Adobe Suite: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere
3D: Blender, Rhino + Vray, Photogrammetry

Physical Skills:
wood working, lasercutting, metal working, resin, silicon & plaster casting, painting, sewing, glass casting (basic level)