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Mapping Life Through Furniture: A Conversation With Designer Asher Israelow

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Furniture designer and maker Asher Israelow

TheCreativity Series at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents New York based furniture designer and builder Asher Israelow in conversation tonight. 

Israelow, who began his career by studying architecture and who still works in that field as well, was one of Forbes Art and Style’s 30 under 30 designers in 2012.

His furniture is made in small batches and incorporates both wood and metal - often including specific star patterns that reflect a day and time important to the person commissioning the piece. He says insuring his work outlives him is a key part of his process:

"Everything we make in the studio is ideally going to outlast the maker, outlast the user," he says. "And the heirloom quality of it is already imposed because it's mapping the history of somebody's life."

Israelow's talk begins at 6:00pm on the 4th floor of MIAD.  The school is using the event to launch its new minor in furniture design and production. 

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.