Weatherly Named Associate Design Director at BDI
Contemporary furniture manufacturer BDI has announced that Matthew Weatherly has been named associate design director.
Formerly the company’s senior designer, in this new position Weatherly will continue his focus on product design and development, while expanding his role to include management of BDI’s internal design team and external team of independent designers.
Having joined BDI in 2004, Weatherly is the recipient of numerous awards for his designs, including the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in the categories of home entertainment and home office. He is most recognized for his award-winning Corridor collection, along with Sequel Office, the collection that established BDI as a premiere authority on intelligent office design.
"Over the 14 years Matt has been with BDI, he has made a significant impact on both our company and its design direction," said Bill Becker, CEO and design director. "Not only is he one of the leading designers in the industry, he enthusiastically lives and drives all of BDI’s core values. We are proud to have him on our team and at the forefront of our design department."
Weatherly’s design direction is heavily influenced by Danish modern style, and inspired by soft minimalism. He studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.
“I am honored by my new role at BDI and thrilled to be working with such an enthusiastic and collaborative team that is dedicated to innovation and original design,” said Weatherly. “I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”