Cia Mooney

Industrial Designer

Cia Mooney collaborates with business and non-profit communities to create design strategies towards a sustainable future for people + planet. She is the former Chief Design Officer for Watson, a commercial furniture manufacturer near Seattle recognized for leadership in sustainable practices. Prior to joining Watson, she served as Vice President of
Product Development for Brayton, a Steelcase Design Partnership company. In 1993, after working in the Italian studios of Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Cibic, she established her firm in Miami, Florida.

Her furniture and lighting designs have been exhibited at the Salone del Mobili, Euroluce, and the Milan Triennale with the Japanese designer, Isao Hosoe. She has designed consumer product ideas for industry giants Siemens, Corning, and Artemide; automotive interior concepts for the Fiat UNO; and exhibition designs for the Aerospace Museum in Los
Angeles; the Science Discovery Museum in Acton, Massachusetts; Motorola’s corporate museums in Beijing, China, and Schaumburg, IL; and the corporation’s high technology installation at The Epcot Center in Florida. Cia Mooney holds two patent disclosures with Corning.

Cia Mooney received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and Milan’s Domus Academy, respectively. She was the Inaugural Chair of the MFA in Industrial Design and Associate Professor at Oregon College of Art + Craft in Portland. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Miami’s Design + Architecture Senior High School. She served on the Design Advisory Board for the
Savannah College of Art + Design. She is a past juror for the National Endowment for the Arts in Design and the IDEA/IDSA Awards.