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Design Studio

The Forms+Surfaces Design Studio has been fostering innovation, research and creativity for years. Drawing on backgrounds in industrial and textile design, the team is always on the lookout for new and sustainable ways of creating exciting, cost-efficient products that can be tailored to suit the aesthetic and performance needs of any environment.


Executive Vice President, Design & Operations

As Executive Vice President of Design & Operations for Forms+Surfaces, Adam Tripp oversees Product Design and Development across all F+S product lines. In addition to the project management of new and custom product development, he is continually defining new materials and manufacturing processes that influence the look and feel of the Forms+Surfaces brand. Adam is responsible for some of the most recognizable site furniture, architectural surfaces and door hardware in the F+S catalog. He joined the Forms+Surfaces Design Studio in 2007 and holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Director, Product Development & Design

Todd Rodgers acts as a liaison between Design and Engineering, ensuring that the products Forms+Surfaces develops are repeatable, ‘manufacturable’ and cost-effective while retaining the aesthetic. As the manager of the prototyping shop, Todd has put his fingerprint on every product line and helps designers bring their visions to life. Todd has a Masters Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas, where he focused on Sculpture, Blacksmithing, and Jewelry Design. A craftsman adept at blending form and function, Todd’s attention to detail is part of what sets our products apart.
Senior Designer

Pierre Archambault leverages the relationship between design and manufacturing to expand the possibilities of our product lines. A hands-on approach to design is an essential component of his daily practice. Pierre has over 20 years of product design experience and degrees in both Interior Design from the University of Manitoba and Industrial Design from Carleton University in Ottawa. This pairing across disciplines gives him a unique understanding of the required functional and aesthetic performance of elements that interact within physical spaces.
Product Designer

Leah Lynn draws inspiration from the textural world around us to create unique site furniture and lighting. Leah has an innate passion for creative processes, paying close attention to concept and detail to create distinct products, while still maintaining the F+S aesthetic. Graduating from The Ohio State University with degrees in both Industrial Design and Fine Arts, she believes the unity of functionality and form in design are elemental to creating a successful product.
Junior Product Designer

Lin Zhu is a creative problem solver who embraces joy in her designs, which she believes allows her to combine imagination and full functionality within products. Lin gradauted from the Bejing Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Design and went on to earn a master's degree in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She aims to bring her experience with color and working with different mediums to the design and development of site furniture at F+S. 
Architectural Surfaces Designer

Morgan draws inspiration from natural materials, organic mark making, and traditional textile techniques. She is inspired by imperfections that come with a hands-on process. She aims to create artisanal surfaces while maintaining a F+S architectural style and clean aesthetic. Morgan received her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Textiles and graduated with a concentration in Nature, Culture, Sustainability at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Design Engineer

Gabrielle Page works alongside the Design team to take our products from concept to creation. Her experience spans high-volume manufacturing, process improvement, as well as new product development and implementation. Gabrielle seeks opportunities to identify sustainable resources and rethink the boundaries of manufacturing. She holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied mechanical and biomedical engineering.
Lead Prototyper

Pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail are two key values that Cole Ritter puts into daily practice in his role as Prototyper. Working closely with the Design & Development team, Cole researches, tests and helps develop new products for Forms+Surfaces, as well as creating new prototypes used by our Marketing Department. Cole comes to us with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Syracuse University, where he also taught Fine Arts for several years before putting his talents to work for us.

From creative concepts to full scale mock-ups, Sam Quintanilla plays a key role in developing prototypes that influence the direction of future F+S products. Leveraging a background in athletics, Sam utilizes a team first mentality, positive attitude, and quality communication to promote team growth. He embraces each problem-solving opportunity as a way to improve his skillset and enjoys learning from the process along the way. Sam joins us with an Industrial Design degree from Arizona State University and a background in automotive prototyping.