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published: March 2004
analytic scripts updated:  October 28, 2010

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Michael McAllister
Industrial Designer
515 Freeman School Rd
Harleysville PA
19438 USA

Michael initially received a technical education graduating

with honors from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a

BS in Physics in 1978. In his subsequent career he held

various engineering jobs developing new products for

various manufacturers including toys, skylights, and

quality control equipment. In 1987 he began working with

Knoll International where he helped developed many

furniture lines working with designers such as Emelio

Ambasz, Gwathemy Seigel, Paulo Rizzotto, Raul deArmas,

Stephen Peart, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, Charles Rozier,

Mike McCoy and Dale Fahnstrom.

In 2000 Michael began graduate studies in Industrial Design

at the University of the Arts in Phildelphia. During these

studies he was awarded ID Magazine Design Distinction

Award, 2002, and subsequently received a 1st prize from the

International Design Resource Consortium in the Japanese

competition, Design with Memory. This work and his thesis

work both involved investigations of design processes to

express an aesthetic of imperfection in mass produced

goods. His subsequent work has primarily explored ways to

maintain natural, human and erratic processes in an

increasingly technological, precise and digital world.

Michael will present a close up look at Dialog Table - Session I.
Michael will present a close up look at Dialog Table - Session II.
Michael will present a close up look at Dialog Table - Session III.