Founder & Creative Director
Laura Kirar is the founder & creative director of Laura Kirar Design (LKD). She is an internationally renowned interior & product designer as well as a sculptor, a design industry connector and a creative experience producer. It is her mission to foster artistic exploration, to inspire others by inventing platforms for spacial collaboration that merge the work of LKD with new talents, artisanal craft, and authentic design.
The studio of Laura Kirar creates memorable interiors and collectable designs with a timeless sensibility reflecting their respect for both history and innovation. Laura Kirar’s interior projects range from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors, restaurants, showrooms, and hotels including her own widely published Mesón Hidalgo – Guesthouse Boutique, a hotel & experiential retail location in San Miguel de Allende.
The Laura Kirar brand has created strong licensing partnerships with the design industry’s most sought-after companies, producing a full range of home products (from tile and bath fixtures to seating, lighting, textiles, rugs, and decorative accessories) for the likes of Ann Sacks, Arteriors Home, Baker Furniture, Barlow Tyrie, Boyd Lighting, Carnegie Fabrics, David Edward Company, Dennis Miller Associates, HighlandCourt/Duralee Textiles, Ilex Lighting, Kallista Company, Tuohy Contract Furniture, Tufenkian Carpets, and McGuire Furniture & Samuel & Sons Passementerie.
Driven by her desire to positively affect the economic future of indigenous craft, Kirar began a period of independent study, traveling to Mexico to learn about traditional materials & techniques. During this period of inspiring research and collaboration with celebrated Mexican artisans Kirar produced beautiful examples of what she calls “the marriage of modern design with traditional technique.” Her recent sculptural objects and the “Laura Kirar Limited Edition” works were born of this experience. Most recently, Kirar’s functional sculptures rendered with ancient native fibers debuted in a solo show titled “Speaking in Tongues” at Maison Gerard in New York City.
Kirar holds a degree in sculpture & interior architecture from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her passion for artistic exploration in numerous mediums has continued to infuse her work with originality and thoughtful attention to detail. Her extensive world travels and studio work in Mexico are powerful influences on each project Kirar undertakes. Laura Kirar has made an indelible mark on the design industry as a creator, patron, facilitator, collector, and connector.
Laura Kirar’s designs are collected globally and have been profiled in numerous top print and digital publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Interiors, Metropolitan Home, New York Spaces, Space, Self, Veranda, Vogue Living, Women’s Wear Daily, W, Time Magazine, Wallpaper, New York Magazine, and The New York Times.