M2L Furniture - M2L Hires Eric Stroud

Former Foster + Partners Architect to Join A&D Sales Team

(New York, NY – July 2010) Effective June 1, 2010, Eric Stroud is serving as M2L’s new A&D Sales Associate. Following the much-heralded opening of their new flagship store on Manhattan’s chic Madison Avenue, M2L (www.m2lcollection.com) welcomes this exciting addition to their professional team. As a former architect at Foster + Partners with years of design experience on projects worldwide, Stroud brings a unique perspective to the company as well as strong ties to the architectural community. He is available to share professional knowledge, insight and resource information only a practicing architect will have at his disposal.

Eric Stroud was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture Degree with Distinction from Iowa State University in 2005. He interned with the prestigious Foster + Partners (UK) before earning a Masters of Architecture Degree from The University of Pennsylvania as a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar. He returned to Foster + Partners, transferring to the New York office to work on The New York Public Library assignment in 2008. Along with commissions in Vancouver, Saudi Arabia and Budapest, Mr. Stroud was involved in the building project at The Yale School of Management.

Stroud’s passion for furniture and desire to work for a premier company naturally led him to M2L. Drawn to the company’s design management philosophy and focus on Genuine Design, he feels his experience as an architect brings a fresh perspective to M2L. “Having been on the design side of the table, I can relate to the creative decision making process and provide recommendations structured around their concepts,” notes Stroud.