Laura BohnWays of Seeing
By Laura Bohn
192 Pages/Over 150 Illustrations
Laura Bohn: Ways of Seeing is the first monograph on the residential work of the prominent New York–based interior designer. Born and raised in Texas, Bohn was an haute couture model in Paris before taking a degree at Pratt Institute where she studied with legendary modernist Joe D’Urso. After working for another design luminary, John Saladino, Bohn teamed with Joseph Lembo to form one of the 1980’s most creative and wide-ranging practices, for which she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Since founding her own firm in 1996, Laura Bohn has continued to produce distinctive interiors that combine a rigorous sense of architecture with a sensuous use of unexpected materials, shapes, and colors. A pioneer in the residential reclamation of Manhattan’s gritty industrial and commercial real estate—the loft conversion of a 1907 Beaux-Arts bank building is a signature project—Bohn is also known for creating idyllic country retreats and airy beach houses. “My work tempers the coolness of modernism with the warmth of classicism,” she says. “Interior Design magazine recognized what I do when it dubbed me the ‘Queen of Soft Modern.’ In other words, I’ve found my own way of seeing.”
About the Author
Laura Bohn, a graduate of Pratt Institute, has long played an active role in the design community. She is the co-founder of The Designers Collaborative, a support group for top designers, as well as being a member of both the ASID and Decorators Club. Laura also serves as a visiting critic at local design schools and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Laura has received two Roscoe awards for her fabric and wallpaper designs and has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.