Iron Design Company was established to promote modern designs in hand formed iron objects by metal worker Marc Maiorana. Maiorana learned blacksmithing from his father and earned a BFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. He was a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and has taught at numerous institutions including Penland School of Crafts among others along the east coast. Maiorana has been published in several Schiffer books of contemporary metalwork, and was also featured in the publications American Craft, Gourmet, Dwell, Food and Wine, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Recently, Maiorana’s ironwork was exhibited and permanently acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.