Scott David Morgan, industry veteran
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, October 7, 2013
GOA, India - Scott David Morgan, who had a long career in the furniture industry, died here Sept. 11 after a multi-year struggle with cancer. He was 62.
Morgan began his industry career with manufacturer Ello Furniture in 1974. He was involved in product development and marketing strategy and was respected for his creative talents in contemporary furniture design.
In nearly 40 years in the furniture business he developed strong bonds with designers and manufacturers around the world and counseled many as he helped to match the creative ideas of designers with the realities of the manufacturing sector of the industry, associates said.
Morgan saw the potential for manufacturing product in Asia early in his career and was active in helping his clients navigate through the process of product development in China before most western companies were involved in the region.
He moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s and was a mentor to young furniture designers, helping bring ideas and concepts to fruition. He moved to High Point in 2006 and continued his career as a consultant. Morgan's career in furniture enabled him to become a passionate worldwide traveler. He was also interested in art, both as a collector and as an artist, and painted in watercolor. Upon discovering his remaining time was limited, he traveled to India and created an oeuvre of 200 new paintings, which were displayed in Goa and published in a book, "Going to Goa|paintings by scott morgan."
He is survived by his companion, Katy All geyer, his father, his mother, a sister and a brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Morgan Scholarship Fund c/o the High Point Bank, High Point, N.C. The goal of the fund is to distribute annual scholarships to worthy design students.