Lawrence Laske

(Chicago, USA, 1963)

Lawrence Laske is an American designer. After completing the Industrial Design course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he graduated in Urban Scenography from the Domus Academy in Milan. There he met and began collaborating with Ettore Sottsass, who was to be an influence on his work. He participated in the exhibition “Luci Lights” staged by the Memphis Group in 1988. In 1989 he founded Laske Design, a product and interior design studio that collaborates with many renowned brands. He has taught at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Domus Academy in Milan and the Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, as well as lecturing at several national and international design schools. His works are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.