"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
- Calvin Coolidge
Pantone 368U aka MIO Green
Overdose on chocolaty products that enhance his hyperactive tendencies.
Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1978, Jaime Salm was always interested in the arts and sculpture. He studied at several art academies with independent artists and local architects. He received a bachelor of science in industrial design in 2001 from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Following his graduation, he co-founded MIO. He exhibited his first collection at the 2003 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Since then, products from the MIO Collection have been showcased by Material ConneXion, Felissimo Design House, The Ontario Science Center, The National Building Museum in Washington and The Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, among others. Jaime’s work has been widely published in periodicals including Metropolis, I.D. Magazine, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, The New York Times, Newsweek, Contract Magazine, and Azure. His designs have also been included in the following books: Becoming a Product Designer by Bruce Hannah; The EcoDesign Handbook and The International Design Year Book 2005, edited by Marcel Wanders.
He was presented with the People’s Choice Award in 2002 for the Need International Design Competition sponsored by Core 77 for his collaboration in Fibrid. In 2005, his designs were recognized with the Best Collection Award at the New York International Gift Fair. His work is part of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. He has been a guest speaker at the Pratt Institute and Parsons in New York City, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the TCDC in Bangkok.
As the creative director of MIO, Jaime has consulted for a variety of companies on projects ranging from furniture and environments to branding and interactions.