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Nicholas Tilma is a designer and artist based in Detroit, Michigan. His practice focuses on recontextualizing the visual and material vocabulary of the built and natural environments into new functional compositions to create furniture, lighting, and objects, challenging the conventional aesthetics of domestic products. He received a BFA in Art & Design from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in 2015. He worked as a product designer at furniture company, Floyd, for six years while operating his personal studio practice simultaneously. He has shown work with Fernando Mastrangelo’s In Good CompanySuperhouse, Jonald Dudd, and RabbitRabbit in New York City,  The Ann Arbor Art Center in Ann Arbor, MI, and with I.M. Weiss Gallery and Wasserman Projects in Detroit, MI. In September 2022, he co-curated and produced The Cranbrook Chair Show in Detroit, MI. He is currently attending Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI to pursue his MFA in 3D Design.

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Work available via:
Rabbit Rabbit
I.M. Weiss Gallery

In Good Company featured on Sight Unseen

"Detroit Furniture Design Legacy" in Surface Magazine

Popeye Magazine (Japan) Makers' Way of Living Feature, February 2018 Issue & Interior Issue, This is How City Boys Live, 2019 (feature reprint)

Hypotenuse Light featured on Sight Unseen

Artist Profile: Nick Tilma, Michigan Daily

Studio Blog

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