Christina Perla, CEO of Makelab, and Michael Bambino, Founder & Creative Director of Facility (www.facility.nyc), sit down at Makelab HQ in Brooklyn to discuss how an academic background in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design could be a superset of skills, aiding in the creation of timeless, well designed and engineered products.
Michael’s journey from Mechanical Engineering to ID;
How engineering knowledge and how-to empower the holistic and complete design of products;
How having a background in both fields put Michael in a unique position in his career.
Watch some of the best and most insightful moments below!
With over 15+ years of experience, Michael uses his knowledge, experience, and leadership to drive teams to develop innovative and award-winning products. Michael also has a passion for education and has been developing design curricula and teaching at The Cooper Union and Parsons School of Design for nearly his entire career. He is the founder and creative director at Facility. When not hard at work at their LES office, he is teaching design at The Cooper Union and Parsons School of Design.
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