McCarty Quinn is a product design studio based in Saint Paul Minnesota that was founded by the award-winning designer, Matthew Plumstead in 2012.

Matthew designs smartly focused, contemporary furniture and accessory products for the home and office. Through partnering with companies and assessing behaviors in these respective environments, he brings a point-of-view to a project that, when passed through the processes of research, rigorous form-making, materials exploration, and prototyping, results in products that are desirable and seemingly inevitable, and which express the unique character of the client’s brand.

Clients include: Herman Miller, Umbra, Tuohy, and Loll Designs

Matthew Plumstead

Matthew graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art with a Masters in 3D Design, where he was a Knoll scholar.  Since then his work has been shown at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and NeoCon in Chicago, and has won awards including an ICFF Editor’s Choice Award and Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best. His work has also been featured in numerous publications including Fast Company, Dwell, Surface, Metropolis, and Interior Design.

Matthew has also taught furniture design methodology at the Minneapolis College or Art and Design.