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Born in 1965 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in France as freelance designer since 1990.
Married, one son born 2003.

address
89 chemin de la Combassière
74330 LOVAGNY
France
tel ...........+33(0)4 50 46 16 62
fax...........+33(0)4 50 46 29 52
mobile.....+33(0) 6 88 13 67 52
email.........mark@markrobson.fr

education
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, LONDON 1983-1987
bachelor of arts in 3D design B.A.(hons.).
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON 1987-1989
master of arts in furniture design, M.A.(RCA).

freelance furniture projects 1993 -
BEMIS MANUFACTURING, USA
FAVERSHAM FURNITURE GROUP, UK
FLAIR, HOLLAND
FIELL GALLERY, UK
GEROMEUBLES, FRANCE
JLS, JAPAN
SIFAS, FRANCE
SCAB, ITALY
ZANOTTA, ITALY

freelance product projects 1993 –
AERO-STYL, FRANCE
AVANT PREMIERE, FRANCE (design agency)
BOUYGUES TELECOM, FRANCE
COSMODA, USA
CEBE INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE
CARRERE DESIGN, FRANCE (design agency)
NEMO, ITALY
SEB GROUP, FRANCE

in-house designer 1989-1992
SOMMER ALLIBERT GROUP, FRANCE
factory based, injected moulded furniture/household product design team member.


'You see John you're too avant-garde; people only like what they can recognise, the public are kind hearted but very conservative....'
'No Frank, that's not it: they didn't like it and I understand them.
They didn't like it because I haven't gone far enough yet.'

Frank Ténot, concert manager and John Coltrane, l'Olympia, Paris, March 1960.