The career of Jess Sorel
has spanned nearly twenty years in the contract furniture industry. His time as a designer and design director at Metro Furniture, along with a number of projects in recent years, has resulted in a portfolio that demonstrates his passion for questioning the status quo. Jess has an intense curiosity about the context in which objects are made and used. His primary focus is on understanding and interpreting the world around him – with an eye on where culture and technology are heading and how it impacts the way we live, work and play. Based in Oakland, CA, Jess holds numerous design and utility patents. His work has been featured in major domestic and international design publications.