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Lisa Krohn

Lisa Krohn

American designer
Lisa Krohn
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Intro American designer
Is Designer
From United States of America
Type Arts Creativity
Gender female
Birth 1963, New York City, New York, USA
Age 58 years
Brown University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
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Lisa Krohn is an American designer, creative director and strategist whose innovative work has ranged from the design of products to branding, interiors, installations, furniture and art installations. Her prophetic designs for prosthetic personal digital objects have been celebrated as visionary and ahead of their time. She is currently the Creative Director of Krohn Design in Los Angeles.

Early life and education

Born and raised in New York City, Lisa Krohn attended Friends Seminary, then studied art and art history at Brown University She completed an MFA in design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and received a Fulbright fellowship to Milan to work with Mario Bellini.


Krohn has worked as a designer, strategist and creative director for clients including Herman Miller, Alessi and Walt Disney Imagineering. She has received numerous design accolades, including Grand Prize in the Forma Finlandia competition, the Daimler Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and the Rome Prize. She has written extensively on design and taught at schools including Art Center College of Design, Cal Arts, Southern California Institute of Architecture and Otis College.


Lisa Krohn's works are in museum collections including:

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
  • The SF MoMA, San Francisco, California
  • The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York
  • The Design Museum, London, United Kingdom
  • The Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York
  • The Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
  • Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, the Netherlands
  • Arango Design Foundation, Miami, Florida

Written work

Krohn has written for Blueprint, Design, Design Issues, Design Review, ID, Velocity, L.A. Architect, Metropolis, Metropolitan Home, Progressive Architecture, and Now Time magazines, as well as several design related blogs.


  • New Blood: 101 Award of Distinction 1998
  • the Daimler Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design
  • Selected as one of "40 top Innovators" by ID Magazine for cover story, 1997
  • Residential Lighting Top 100 products of 1996
  • American Wood Council Merit Award, 1996
  • Young Designer Award, the Brooklyn Museum - 11-96
  • I.D. Award in the "Furniture" category ID Annual Design Review, 1994
  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant for doing a packaging audit,1994
  • I.D. Award in the "Concepts" category of the ID Annual Design Review,1993
  • Award for Excellence in Goldstar/LG design competition,1993
  • Gold Award in "Furniture" ID Annual Design Review,1992
  • Gold Award in "Consumer Products", 1992
  • Bronze IDEA award in "Graphics" for the Ultradata logo, 1991
  • Selection in "Concepts" category of the ID Annual Design Review,1989
  • Selected as one of "30 Under 30" by Interiors, cover story and exhibition, 9-89
  • Fulbright fellowship to Italy to apprentice with Mario Bellini, 1988–89
  • Mention in the "Furniture" category of the ID Annual Design Review,1988
  • Best of Category in "Concepts" category of the ID Annual Design Review,1987
  • Grand Prize in the Forma Finlandia: Plastics for Tomorrow competition, 1987
  • Best Use of Symbol in the Architectural Leagueʼs Chair Fair, 1986
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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