Laura Kirar, the founder and creative director of Laura Kirar Design, is an internationally renowned interior and product designer. It is her mission to foster artistic exploration in all of her endeavors and to inspire others with authentic art, craft and design from around the globe.
Under her experienced direction, her team creates elegant, innovative interiors and home and lifestyle product having a timeless sensibility reflecting her deep respect for craft, history and innovation. Projects ranging from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors, restaurants, showrooms and hotels populate the Kirar portfolio.
For almost 20 years, the Laura Kirar Brand has created strong licensing partnerships with the design industries most sought-after companies, a testament to Kirar’s unique inspirations and prolific abilities. Her many collections offer a full range of home products from tile and bath fixtures to seating, lighting, textiles, rugs and decorative accessories. She has created successful collections for Ann Sacks, Arteriors Home, Baker Furniture, Barlow Tyrie, Boyd Lighting, Carnegie Fabrics, David Edward Company, Dennis Miller Associates, Highland Court/Duralee Textiles, Ilex Lighting, Kallista Company, McGuire Furniture, Tuohy Contract Furniture, and Tufenkian Carpets. This year, Laura Kirar will add her newest collections for Baker & McGuire furniture as well as Samuel & Sons Passementerie to her list of collections.
In 2013, the pursuit of Kirar’s own artistic enrichment as well as a desire to positively affect the economic future of indigenous craft provoked a period of independent study. Kirar traveled to Mexico to learn about traditional materials & craft techniques. This 5-year period of research/collaboration with celebrated Mexican artisans has produced beautiful examples of what Kirar calls “the marriage of modern design with traditional technique.” From her experience, the Laura Kirar Limited Edition Collection was born, first launching in San Miguel de Allende at the DOCE18 Concept Store and then later with Kirars own online shops. Laura Kirar’s two ecommerce sites, www.shoplaurakirar.com, featuring home and lifestyle accessories and www.casademicho.com, Kirar’s own handwoven luxury pet accessories, went live in January 2018.
With a degree in sculpture and interior architecture from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Laura’s 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 extended time 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, collector, and connector.
Since 1999, Laura Kirar’s designs have been profiled in many top print and web 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.