About the Designer
Marilyn Davidson is an internationally recognized designer working within the industrial design and fine arts disciplines. Her designs for the home have a history of wide acceptance at major retailers, earning millions of dollars in sales for premier American and European brands.
She has taught at Syracuse University, and as a visiting lecturer at Penland School, Chatauqua Institution, and art colleges in Europe. Numerous international exhibitions of her work have been held in New York, Germany, England, Yugoslavia, Australia, and Mexico, and her work has been represented and reviewed in Interior Design Magazine, The New York Times, NY Magazine, House & Garden, Better Hoes and Gardens, and Bon Apetit, among others.
Her work has always been deeply engaged with the emotionality of color and form involved with vital spiritual and biological principles. "It’s a designer's job to devise and impose an aesthetic order to give form to collective and personal needs" Davidson believes. The sculptor's faith in the possibility of defining feeling through its physical realization is at the heart of Davidson's aesthetic.
Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, the Everson Museum of Art and numerous other collections, public and private.
She was born in New York City and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.