Marko Macura lived in New York in the ’80s, where he began his under graduate studies at the Rhode Island school of design. His education continued at the Art Center college of Design (europe) in Switzerland. Upon completion with honors, Marko moved in 1994 to The Netherlands, where he began his professional activities at Philips Design, Eindhoven. He obtained various awards such as the IF award, Goed Industrieel Ontwerp award, and the Australian Design Award. Since 1998 he focused on visionary and strategic projects at Philips Design.
In January 2002 Marko established his studio in The Netherlands, ‘Marko Macura Design’. The studio focuses on creative design solutions for the furniture and lighting industries as well as interior design. Culturally diverse settings in which he lived during the formative and professional years enriched his views and sensibilities. His mission is to create ideas and objects, which are inspired by a constant reflection on our lives and lifestyles. Marko devotes a part time schedule as strategic design consultant for Philips Design as well as devoting time to teaching. Amongst others, his clients include BRF italy, Sputnik/IDEE Japan, Chi Ha Paura…?, Droog Design, Reuge, emr design and Felicerossi. Recent projects have been exhibited in Milan, Cologne, Paris, Tokyo, New York, London and Eindhoven.