An Elsi conference table in figured sycamore viewed from the front.
Product designer Jess Sorel

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Jess Sorel

Jess Sorel’s designs demonstrate his passion for questioning the status quo. Formerly the design director at Metro Furniture/Coalesse, Sorel founded his sorelstudio in the San Francisco Bay Area, designing products, furniture, and environments, while also offering creative direction and strategy.

Sorel’s process begins with studying and then reinterpreting the environment and the objects around him, with a particular focus on the evolving nature of culture, technology, and how we live with both. In doing so, he works closely with clients to achieve their individual creative and strategic objectives while supporting their brand.

“We want to meet the expectation of all users who are in these spaces and be a tool that potentially enhances their effectiveness.”

- Jess Sorel

In designing his Elsi series for Geiger, Sorel considered the requirements of the modern workspace and created a versatile system that offers residential warmth while addressing needs for the conference room as well as casual collaboration spaces, both with gracefully built-in technology support.

Sorel holds a number of design and utility patents, and he has been featured in Blueprint, Contract, Domus, Dwell, Fast Company, I.D., Interior Design, and Metropolis magazines.

Products by Jess Sorel