“I want to bring an idea down to its essence without sacrificing what makes it desirable. With this in mind, I try to create solutions that are both simple and exciting.”
Nicolai Czumaj-Bront was born in Chicago in 1978, studied Psychology and Philosophy at Kent State University, Ohio (1996-1999) and graduated in Industrial Design at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999-2002 BA (Ind. Des.))
In 2002, he began working for the design and engineering consultant group, DiMonte Group in Aurora, IL. Also in 2002, he formed his own independent studio, Beoform, where he developed furniture concepts until 2005.
In 2005, he joined Haworth in the role of Industrial Designer after Haworth Design Manager, Iain Thorp, discovered his furniture concepts on the Beoform website. As an Industrial Designer, he is responsible for conceptual work, managing projects, creating prototypes and design to market execution.
In 2007, Czumaj-Bront won Design Within Reach’s “Chicago Furniture Now” competition. In 2008, Czumaj-Bront received a NeoCon Gold Award for his NCB Resonate storage. Czumaj-Bront, as part of the internal Haworth Design Studio, has also worked on the Planes table program and the Very seating product line.