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David started in the design field as an apprentice under the tutorage of a well known European furniture designer at the Jasper Corporation (today known as Kimball International.) While there, David was involved in the design of a vast array of products including pianos, organs, office furniture and seating, and home furnishings. An opportunity to advance his career developed at Ditto Sales, Inc. to help create a new brand called Versteel, where he also designed a number of products.


In 1997, David started dg associates to fulfill a dream of creating his own design firm. David has received 3 ‘Best of NeoCon Awards’ and ‘Adex Awards’ along with numerous design and mechanical patents.

dg associates designed and developed a number of product lines for JSI including “Connect” modular lounge and table group; “Encore” modular lounge and table group; “Ballad” lounge group; “Debut”, “MVT”, “Motif”, “Tara”, “Heritage” seating groups; “Axis” and “Bently” occasional table groups.
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