Marco Maran is celebrated for designs that are light in spirit and flexible in application. Born in 1963 and trained as an architect and industrial designer, Maran has already been the recipient of several design awards. He was voted Best Young Designer for the Sinue chair, which was introduced in 1996. In 1997, he won a Product Design Achievement Award from the IIDA for the Scoop chair, as well as an honorable mention from the same organization for the Bla-Bla-Bla chair. Among his notable completed interiors is the Press Room for the 1998 World Cup in Paris, France.