Philip Michael Wolfson
Philip Michael Wolfson was born 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, studied at Cornell University, School of Architecture, Ithaca, New York and the Architectural Association, London, England. On graduation, he worked with Zaha Hadid at the outset of her career, leading design teams on numerous projects, and establishing a strong collaboration with her office which subsequently spanned some 20 years.
Since setting up his own practice in 1991, Wolfson has worked throughout Europe and the USA , predominantly on residential interiors and exhibition/gallery design pieces.
His designs are radical and greatly inspired by the early experiments of the Russian and Italian Modernist movements. He combines a unique approachto design, as informed by the dynamics of fracture and fragmentation – layering and manipulating his materials into fluid shapes and forms, where shadow and reflection are an integral part of the seduction of the work.
The exquisite use of noble materials, as well as new materials, brings dynamic elegance and an individual contemporary feeling that enhances his unique approach to his own ideal of design.