I am a designer/maker living in Denver and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. I was initially drawn to furniture design because it occupies a unique position between the fields of fine art and design. Furniture can both exist as a product, addressing a specific need, or as a stand alone sculptural object. And in both cases, a user/viewer is necessary to complete the piece of furniture: whether to give it function by physically engaging with it or to give it meaning by imbuing it with their emotional narrative.

My creative process is defined by a constant balancing act between my intentions as a designer and the will of my material. With each piece, I strive to create a spatially complex, cohesive object that appears to have formed organically without human intervention.

Projects and Furniture by Laura Kishimoto