Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1978, Jaime Salm was always interested in the arts and sculpture. He studied at several art academies with independent artists and local architects. He received a bachelor’s in industrial design in 2001 from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following his graduation, he co-founded MIO. He exhibited his first collection of furnishings at the 2003 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Since then, products from the MIO Collection have been showcased by Material ConneXion, The Ontario Science Center, The National Building Museum in Washington and The Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, among others. His work has been widely published in periodicals including Metropolis, Interior Design, The New York Times, Newsweek, Contract Magazine and Azure. In 2005, his designs were recognized with the Best Collection Award at the New York International Gift Fair. His work is part of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. He has been a guest speaker at the Pratt Institute and Parsons in New York City, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the TCDC in Bangkok.
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