Suzanne Tick maintains a distinguished career as a CEO, textile designer, weaver and Vedic Meditation teacher in New York City. She is currently the Creative Director at Luum and Design Partner with Skyline Design. Tick was awarded the IIDA Titan Award in 2013, inducted into the ASID College of Honorary Fellows in 2022 and Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2023. She is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, as well as her conviction to provide innovative solutions with a nod towards sustainability and wellness.
Tick’s sensitivity to nature and the environment are reflected in her fiber-to-finish approach to product and yarn development and the use of cutting-edge technology, with the goal of empowering designers and end-users to make the most sustainable choice whenever possible.
In 2021, Suzanne designed Grid State and Ecotone, the contract industry’s first and second textiles made of 100% biodegradable, post-consumer recycled polyester for Luum Textiles, furthering her mission of being on the cutting edge of sustainability. In 2023, the Biotope and Intraweb joined this offering of biodegradable textiles.
Suzanne Tick Inc., an NYC-certified Women Owned Business, operates out of Tick Studio in the East Village where Suzanne works and lives. Tick Studio develops a range of products including glass, floor covering, upholstery, drapery, and wall covering.
The townhouse operates as a new approach in working and living well. Spanning multiple floors including a design studio, weaving workshop and Fifth Floor Meditation Center. The Center provides daily virtual meditation and knowledge talks (and will be held in person once safety measures are under control) and in-person advanced courses on Vedic meditation to engage one’s individuality and creativity on a deeper level.
In addition to her industry work, Suzanne maintains a hand weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials on the two looms in the space that are collected and exhibited worldwide. Her work has been exhibited in MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, MAD, Art Basel and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as collected by private and corporate clients. Suzanne’s TedXNavesink Talk: “Weaving Trash into Treasure” presents her unique and personal approach to hand weaving.
Suzanne’s passions include traveling, gardening, cooking and being a mom to her beautiful adult son, Gabe and cat Cupid.
Suzanne teaches Vedic meditation at Fifth Floor Meditation, a twice-daily 20-minute practice that relieves stress and opens up the waves of your creativity. She is a board member of The Light Inside, expanding the teaching of Vedic Meditation in Rikers Island and other prison facilities in both the U.S. and Australia.
Suzanne frequently gives talks and guest lectures — to inquire about having Suzanne speak at your venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Interior Design Hall of Fame honoree
2023 Hall of Fame inductees have not only achieved unparalleled status in their chosen expertise,
but also serve as leaders in the community and role models for future generations.
2022 ASID Honorary Fellow
For notable and outstanding contributions through her work for the interior design industry
NeoCon 2018 HiP Award for Leader in Manufacturing
NeoCon 2018 Silver Award for Luum Tactility Collection
IDEA 2018 Silver Award for Luum Ideation Collection
NeoCon 2017 Gold Award for Skyline Design Transcend™
2013 IIDA Titan Award
For significant contributions to the Interior Design profession
ABOUT TICK STUDIO
Tick Studio operates out of a townhouse in the East Village, where Suzanne works and lives. The studio develops a range of products including glass, floor covering, upholstery, drapery, and wall covering.
The Tick Studio approach to woven design is like no other in the industry. We start by building fibers with different mills around the world, then weaving those fibers into prototypes of tectonic structures emulating architecture, bringing the exterior inside. These structures are then manifested into commercially tested products for the Architecture and Design industry.
Tick Studio maintains a daily 3:30pm EST meditation practice together on Zoom that is open to Vedic meditators and those interested in learning more about the practice. Access our meditation schedule here.
Jennifer McCollum Roberts
The Light Inside
The Light Inside provides Vedic Meditation training for incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people and Corrections Officers. Evidence shows meditation has the power to help heal trauma and release toxic stress, contributing to reduced recidivism. Let’s light the way for change together.
Be Original Americas™
Suzanne Tick Inc is proud to be a member of Be Original Americas, a 501(c)6 non-profit committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.
Global Gathering: A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness. In 2012, Fetzer sponsored work on a Global Gathering bringing five hundred thought leaders from around the world in Assisi, Italy to share concepts of how to promote change through Love and Forgiveness. Suzanne led a 9-member exemplar team to the gathering representing Labor, Trade and Crafts.
Tick Studio is committed to keeping all the facets of our design process in the Circular Economy. To that end, we work with Fab Scrap to ensure that we don’t contribute to textile waste which is estimated to be 55 million pounds of waste to the landfill each day in the US alone. Since beginning our partnership with Fab Scrap in 2020, Tick Studio has donated 900 pounds of textile waste and saved 7 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Since 2003, Suzanne has worked with Publicolor, a design based youth program that mentors students for success. Suzanne was on the board of directors from 2013-2020.
2023 Holiday Giving
In 2023, Tick Studio spent a day in kitchen at God’s Love We Deliver preparing nutritious, high-quality meals to people in NYC who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves.
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Tick Studio’s history is rich in creativity. In the late fifties and sixties, Tick Studio was the site of the Reuben Gallery, where Anita Reuben pioneered Art Happenings and where artists such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Simone Forti, Robert Whitman, Claes Oldenburg, Red Grooms, and many more exhibited and performed their work. This tradition of innovation and exploration carries on into the present day with the presence of public and private workspaces, living quarters, two floor looms for industry and art works, and the Fifth Floor meditation center.