FROM THE BENCH

Laura Kishimoto

Laura Kishimoto

 

Last night I attended the closing event of Month of Modern 2015. There I saw the works of Laura Kishimoto, a talented Denver designer.

 
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 narrative and emotional response.

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 spacially complex, cohesive object that appears to have formed organically without human intervention.

Laura Kishimoto furniture design