An award-winning industrial designer, woodworker, photographer, and sculptor from the DC area Cristian Wicha has been designing furniture for production for the past 25 years.
Having received a BFA from the Corcoran in 1991 with a focus in sculpture and furniture design he went on to earn an MFA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Cristian began teaching at the Corcoran School of Art in 2001 under the wing of his professor and mentor Rick Wall.
From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Wicha was an in-house designer for BDI, a Chantilly-based contemporary furniture company, producing a multitude of designs for production.
Currently an independent designer, Cristian continues to license designs and produce commissioned pieces. Developing a skateboard brand in 2012, Flying Fish skateboards, lead to the production of snowboards, which are now produced in his studio. Recently he is branching into restaurant design with several projects in the dc metro area, as well as developing modern office workplace environments.