During his residency, Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson will critically review a jewelry collection he has developed. He will accomplish this by reviewing prototypes and a book documenting the collection, its progress and its future developments.
Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson was born in Manhattan and raised in Southampton, NY. Salinger has developed a neo-traditionalist body of work. As a product designer, his primary focus is lighting, but his practice extends to jewelry and furniture. His emotive and elegantly simple body of work investigates the process of animating the inanimate through associative connections.
After receiving his B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Salinger worked with Mannequin Designer Ralph Pucci for his retrospective at MAD. In addition to the formidable Ralph Pucci, Salinger has collaborated with a number of regarded performers, writers, artists, and designers including Ken Smart, Robert Wilson, Christian Wassman, Adrian Madlener, Jakob Oredsson, Michael Evert and Billy Cotton.
He has also brought a number of products to market, some of which are currently under patent. Currently, Salinger is in the midst of developing a jewelry collection while also working with private clients on limited production pieces.
Salinger’s pieces have been included in The Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction and exhibited in the Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery. His work for Ralph Pucci and Robert Wilson have been documented in prominent publications such as Architectural Digest, Dezeen, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others.