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Since 1997 Susie Frazier has discarded wood, steel, and stone into meaningful objects of beauty that have inspired people to live more soulful, reflective lives. One of the first makers in the Midwest to create calm-inducing art and interior accents from salvaged construction materials, Susie's calm-inducing designs have influenced audiences across America to pursue their own degree of personal reclamation.
Susie has designed products for hotels, restaurants, hospitals, retailers and municipalities, receiving accolades as one of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent creators. In 2017, The NRP Group unveiled a two bedroom model suite for their 306-unit multifamily residential community in Cleveland, completely designed and curated by Susie and her team of fabricators. In 2016, she was commissioned to design significant art for two global brands, Hilton Hotels and The Sherwin Williams Company. Cleveland’s newest skyscraper, The Hilton Downtown Cleveland, selected Susie’s free-form floating compositions to meander across the walls in four of their most opulent suites, creating calming interior elements unique to that property. As the new CEO, John Morikis, settled into the top office at Sherwin Williams, Susie was chosen to create a custom piece of art for his personal office.
In 2015, Cleveland Clinic invited Susie to design speaker gifts for one hundred global dignitaries who spoke at their annual Medical Innovation Summit, which addressed the future of neurosciences and the overall state of healthcare innovation. Inspired by biomimetic patterns found in nature, Susie developed desktop play puzzles featuring an intricate brain pattern designed with 46 wooden shapes embedded with high energy magnets. Fabricated with sustainable wood and salvaged steel from Ohio’s manufacturing industry, each interactive desktop accessory was meant to be rearranged into patterns as unique as the person who received it and treated as a magnetic photo holder when not in use.
Since 2011, Susie has operated a retail showroom inside 78th Street Studios, an artist enclave inside a century-old warehouse on Cleveland’s near west side where visitors can see her distinctive style in person.