Michael D'Amato

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Michael D'Amato
Michael d'Amato is an entrepreneur and designer with experience in biomechanics, medical devices, gene therapy and finance. D'Amato created the Fluid Ribbon Chair to help his brother's chronic back pain--aching after too many years of sitting still at the computer.
D'Amato has been curiously deconstructing and reconstructing the world around him since his early years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He studied microbiology, biomechanics and entrepreneurship at the Univeristy of Rochester, graduated in 1998 Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and won the engineering design competition.
In the early part of his career, he authored over 20 peer reviewed publications on orthopedic polymers for biomedical devices and won 2nd at the 2005 business plan competitions for the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA). D'Amato was an Industrial Design Society of America 2012 Northeast Design Dialog speaker. He was also an invited speaker at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) to discuss design and entrepreneurship.
In addition to the Fluid Ribbon Chair, D'Amato incorporates the importance of movement into his life and likes to surprise people with new ways to experience their normal lives. He can usually be found unicycling around Philadelphia or setting up slacklines to encourage people to try something new, to move their bodies, and to quiet their minds.

Â…Rock, roll, bounce, shift, fidget, tap, shimmy, sway, hip-hop and don't stop!
Michael D'Amato
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Michael d'Amato is an entrepreneur and designer with experience in biomechanics, medical devices, gene therapy and finance. D'Amato created the Fluid Ribbon Chair to help his brother's chronic back pain--aching after too many years of sitting still at the computer. D'Amato has been curiously deconstructing and reconstructing the world around him since his early years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He studied microbiology, biomechanics and entrepreneurship at the Univeristy of Rochester, graduated in 1998 Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and won the engineering design competition. In the early part of his career, he authored over 20 peer reviewed publications on orthopedic polymers for biomedical devices and won 2nd at the 2005 business plan competitions for the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA). D'Amato was an Industrial Design Society of America 2012 Northeast Design Dialog speaker. He was also an invited speaker at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) to discuss design and entrepreneurship. In addition to the Fluid Ribbon Chair, D'Amato incorporates the importance of movement into his life and likes to surprise people with new ways to experience their normal lives. He can usually be found unicycling around Philadelphia or setting up slacklines to encourage people to try something new, to move their bodies, and to quiet their minds. Â…Rock, roll, bounce, shift, fidget, tap, shimmy, sway, hip-hop and don't stop!