brad ascalon

Brad Ascalon was immersed in a world of art and design from an early age, benefitting from the influence of his grandfather, a noted Hungarian-born sculptor and industrial designer, and his father, highly recognized for his large-scale art installations in North America.

Focusing on furniture design, Ascalon received a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 2005. During that time, he held a number of design apprenticeships, including one at the studio of Karim Rashid. That same year, he was recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers.

After obtaining his degree, Ascalon opened the New York-based design firm, Brad Ascalon Studio NYC, and acquired the cosmetics giant L’Oréal as his first client. His multi-disciplinary studio specializes in the fields of furniture, packaging, consumer products, and environment design and development. The studio engages in design and consultation for clients around the world, from large-scale manufacturers and smaller start-ups to private residential and commercial projects.

Ascalon’s work has been exhibited globally, from Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile to the IMM Cologne in Germany and the Maison d’Objet in Paris. In 2007, Ascalon’s work was featured as part of the ICFF Studio Design Exhibition, a high-profile juried competition promoting emerging designers from across the globe. Soon after, Ascalon completed his first project for Ligne Roset and became the second American designer ever to work with the 150-year-old French company. His work has been featured in such publications as Wallpaper*, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, ArtReview, Esquire and many others.