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issue 40 - October/November 2017
CURVE magazine cover October/November 2017


by Laura Kishimoto

Laura Kishimoto is a designer and maker living in Denver and a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Kishimoto was initially drawn to furniture design as 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 standalone sculptural object. In both cases a user or 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. Kishimoto's creative process is defined by a constant balancing act between her intentions as a designer and the will of her material. With each piece, she strives to create a spatially complex, cohesive object that appears to have formed organically without human intervention.

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