Lori Weitzner, principal and creative director of her own New York-based firm, has achieved international renown with designs that cross a multitude of disciplines. A sophisticated color palette, intricate, dimensional textures and a lyrical, painterly approach to pattern characterize Weitzner’s distinctively stylish creations.
In the textile world, Lori has created a high-end textile brand for world-renowned Sahco, designed multiple collections for Jack Lenor Larsen, and has worked in the contract world with such companies as Carnegie, Pallas and Australia-based Loop. Other clients include Samuel & Sons, Missoni, Museum of Modern Art, Humanscale, Rosenthal, Dansk, Wamsutta and Endless Knot Rug Company. Lori has developed packaging for Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden and Calvin Klein. She also collaborated with Frog Design on interior furnishings for Lufthansa Airlines and with Johnson & Johnson and Proctor & Gamble on products specifically for women.
In addition to her role as a product designer, Lori is also a manufacturer of artful wallcoverings and textiles. In 2004 she launched Weitzner Limited, offering innovative furnishings for the wall to designers worldwide. An award winning line that combines extraordinary design with uncommon materials to create innovative new products—including a number of which that are environmentally conscious—Weitzner Limited is an extension of Lori’s commitment to creating exceptional design that is in line with the human spirit.
In 2011, Weitzner joined forces with POLLACK, a pioneer in the in the residential, hospitality and contract textile industry. 2012 marked a special year for Lori when she launched her first own textile collection, Vernissage, under the Weitzner brand. While her wallcoverings and textiles are committed to preserving the time-honored techniques and artistry of those who make a product by hand, Weitzner also strives to explore new technologies and collaborate with others in diverse fields.
Lori has a BFA in textiles from Syracuse University (1983) and enjoys lecturing around the world on various design related subjects. Her textiles and wallcoverings are in the permanent collections of such museums as the Cooper Hewitt, Les Art Decoratif and Victoria Albert. In 2006 the Minneapolis Institute of Art had a show of her textiles.
“Design in interactive,” says Weitzner, “It is defined not just by itself but also by how people engage with it. When I work, I always keep all of my senses open. By combining interesting materials, blending the unexpected and working with dimensional color, we enhance our senses and give people the gift of feeling in their space. It is a wonderful opportunity to inspire.”
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