Lara Knutson
Artist, Industrial Designer, Architect
“Light is a Material”
For Jewelry:
Comprised of microscopic glass beads, Nebula’s soft reflective fabric glows when light is behind your head. Like a cloud of stardust, it is ephemeral with flashes of luminescence.
For Lighting:
Materials are magic waiting to be discovered. Retro-reflective glass fabric is brought to life with LED lights, creating a holographic effect, making light look 3 dimensional as if it fills the air. The inherent nature of this phenomenon can only be seen in person because it plays with the stereoscopic aspect of the viewers eyes. Light looks like a tangible object, taking up physical space that has texture. This effect forces viewers to be present in the moment - they will want to reach out and touch the light.
Museum Acquisitions: 
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, “Soft Glass Basket” 2012 
Corning Museum of Glass, “Soft Glass Vessel” 2010 
Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions: 
Monsters, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY September 2016 curated by artist Richard Saja
“Line Describing a Cone”, Katonah Museum, 2015, Curated by Eva Respini, 1st Place Winner
Annual Gala Fund Raiser, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY 2014 
Residency, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY 2013 
40 Under 40, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC 2012 
“Threat”, American Design Club, Brooklyn, NY 2012
The Weather, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy 2012 
The Future Perfect, New York, NY 2011, ICFF 2011
How it’s Made, DEK22, Rotterdam, Holland 2011 
BREAKABLE, Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
BOFFO, New York, NY 2008 
40 Under 40, Pratt Folio, Pratt Institute, 2013 
40 Under 40, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, 2012 
New York Times 2011 
*Several Magazines and Websites 
Pratt Institute, Master of Industrial Design 2011 
Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture 1999 
Danmarks Designskole, Furniture Design 1998