Building a collection can be a very isolating experience. I have often said that the difference between creating interiors and creating furniture is that interiors are guided by the personalities and wishes of the clients while furniture design is a much more intimate experience. For me, furniture design begins with [...]
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I had thought a long time about writing a book. I had talked and talked about it — to editors, to friends and to family — but it just never seemed to happen. When I finally got around to writing it, I wrote a very different book than I thought [...]
Our world-renowned guest designers pour their hearts into each and every design they create for us. The lines, materials, finishes and fabrics — each decision is made meticulously and with an abiding love of good design. As you can imagine, this would make it difficult for them to choose a [...]
As well traveled as I am, I must also admit that I enjoy being a tourist. I’m not sure why that’s become a negative term — what is wrong with exploring all the iconic landmarks and pulling out a camera? After many years of dividing my time between Washington and Paris, [...]
When I design I think about the mood and the feeling a room can evoke through its forms, shapes and colors. How we feel in the rooms we create is what interests me in design, and is key to my process. For my new collection for Baker, I wanted to [...]
Laura Kirar is, first and foremost, an artist. Initially she was a sculptor; it wasn’t until her wall sculptures were purchased as sconces by a private collector in Chicago that she realized she wanted to be involved in interior design. (She was 21.) Kirar received her degree in sculpture and [...]
Baker recently visited with Laura Kirar in her studio and asked about her design process, philosophy and inspiration. Watch these exclusive interviews for some insight into the evolution in her creative work that led to her new designs for The Laura Kirar Collection! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZE183uXxps] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwFnMHfSkw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeiD65c-7Xk] You can see the rest [...]