Industrial Designer Michael Porzio Joins WallGoldfinger Team
Industrial designer Michael Porzio of Massachusetts has joined custom corporate furniture maker WallGoldfinger in Randolph, Vt.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Porzio previously held internships at Core Composites in Bristol, R.I., and NASA in Houston.
At Core Composites, Porzio was a prototype drafter. At NASA, he designed and fabricated the toilet (wall-mounted, close quarters, gravity defining “waste management system”) for the Orion Spacecraft along with other projects. Designed for deep space travel, Orion is expected to travel to Mars, with Porzio’s toilet on board.
A native of Lakeville, Mass., Porzio is now fulfilling a goal of living in Vermont.
“I always wanted to live in Vermont. That was my dream,” says Porzio, who has family in Putney and enjoys Vermont’s outdoor recreation opportunities, including skiing, biking and hiking.
He joined WallGoldfinger last month and is residing in Braintree.
WallGoldfinger’s work creating large boardroom tables and other high-end corporate furniture is new to Porzio, but not entirely so. “My father’s a woodworker. On my mother’s side there are a lot of woodworkers. It’s always been part of my life,” says Porzio, who is now designing WallGoldfinger’s furniture in SOLIDWORKS three dimensional computer aided design software, and loving it.
“Vermont’s everything I always wanted it to be,” he says. “The job is cool. I’m impressed with what WallGoldfinger does. I didn’t think it was possible. There’s so much ingenuity.”
Learn more about WallGoldfinger online at www.wallgoldfinger.com.
Founded in 1971, WallGoldfinger designs, engineers, manufactures and installs the world’s finest executive furniture, including custom boardroom and conference tables, lecterns and credenzas and meticulously-crafted Arbor and Summit product lines. Built for today’s business people, WallGoldfinger’s furniture solutions are innovatively designed to integrate the latest communication technology, built with responsibly-sourced materials and made in the United States in a state-of-the-art facility in Randolph, Vt. WallGoldfinger products are displayed in a New York City showroom and sold to top corporate, institutional and government decision makers in collaboration with leading architects. Nationally known for its work with Fortune 500 corporations, leading financial and insurance institutions, large law firms, universities and government agencies, WallGoldfinger clients include the White House, New York Stock Exchange, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
The company’s vision is to be a leader in offering innovative, functional and unique furniture solutions to corporate customers worldwide with the values of quality, customer service, ethics, integrity and sustainability at the forefront of all it does. Learn more online at www.wallgoldfinger.com.