Sami Hayek’s design is based on an ongoing dialogue of powerful thoughts and moments in time translated into colors, textures, forms and compositions. Born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to a multi-cultural family, Hayek’s work is strongly influenced by the diversity and richness of his upbringing. After receiving his degree in environmental design from the Art Center College of Design, he established his own studio. The Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary practice engages in a wide array of design projects at various scales, from affordable products to luxury furniture to residential and commercial design. Every project is driven by a desire to enhance life through products, spaces and experiences, from furniture for Poltrona Frau and a limited time collection of furniture and accessories for Target™ to a 120-unit middle-income housing project in Mexico. Sami Hayek has served as a guest critic and lecturer at UCLA, New York University, University of Southern California, Penn State, SCI-Arc, and the Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum, among others, and currently teaches at Art Center College of Design.