Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Designer and founder of Anna Karlin Studio.
Studio location: New York.
Describe what you make: Usable sculpture that takes the form of furniture, lighting, accessories, fine jewelry, and interiors.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My studio in Chinatown, New York. It’s the physical home not only of all the objects I make but embodies the spirit of what I do and why.
Describe the problem your work solves: A beauty deficit.
Describe the project you’re working on now: I’m always in a rolling phase of experimenting, design, and development. I’m designing an apartment in Manhattan, a new collection in marble, as a collaboration (details to be announced soon!), a bespoke jewelry commission, and a 22-foot custom lighting fixture to name a few.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We’re in the launch phase of the new collection, called Subverting Domestic Familiarity.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music too loud to be truly practical for a busy working studio.
What you do when you’re not working: Socialize like it’s going out of fashion.
Sources of creative envy (dead or alive): I would have loved to be part of the Bauhaus, or Arts and Crafts Movement… but with our lens on gender equality.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Grub Street food diaries. Why do I spend so much time reading what people have for dinner? I genuinely love it.
Concrete or marble? Marble. The mental colors you can get depending on the quarry’s geography are magic.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse. I’m a Londoner, after all.
Remember or forget? Forget, then life is always a surprise.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts for sure. I’m a firm believer.
Dark or light? Dark. Everything truly fun happens after dark…