Saturday, November 14, 2015 @8am
Co-Founder & CEO
Focal Upright Furniture
Upright Furniture –
Martin is the founder and head of design. As CEO, he does whatever it takes on a daily basis, but is happiest working on the steady stream of innovative products for the company. Keeping up with his thoughts (and prototypes) is his biggest challenge, regularly leaving a trail of flotsam in his wake.
Martin is perhaps best known as the founder of KEEN Footwear. He enjoyed a long career as a footwear designer before turning to designing furniture. Martin is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his work and is a frequent speaker at design and entrepreneurial events. As often as he can be, Martin’s on a sailboat, bike, or paddle board.