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Tete a Tete rocker

Tete a Tete rocker

Ionic bench

Ionic bench

Wings of Steel

Wings of Steel

 

Laurie Beckerman, USA

Born in Brooklyn,  Laurie Beckerman graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.  She received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, and, after graduation, designed low-income housing in Brooklyn and Harlem for the Pratt Architectural Collaborative.  She also worked for Steven Holl Architects, and in the architectural setting-Out Shop at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.  At the Cathedral, she drafted templates that were used by the stone carvers to create stones for the facade of the Jewish Museum.  She spent every lunch hour in the stoneyard learning the craft of carving.  Her passion and respect for material deepened, and her desire to become a furniture designer began when she carved her first table out of stone.

Exhibitions

Art of Seating, 200 Years of American Chair Design, Figge Art Museum, Iowa, 2013

Hot Seat Design, Marfa, Texas, 2012

Please be Seated, Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida, 2011

The Drop NYC, Urban Art Infill, 2009

Corian Design, Milan, 2008