June 1, 2014

Laura Bohn: 1998 Hall of Fame Inductee


With collaborative bonds dating back to 1980, New York-based designers Laura Bohn and Joseph Lembo have produced a wide range of residential and commercial interiors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Along the way, Ms. Bohn and Mr. Lembo expanded their purview to include set design for motion pictures and styling for photo shoots.

With degrees in environmetal design-hers from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, his from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan-they have plied their trade with highly personal, signature flourishes: setting antiques against their own minimalist furniture designs; unexpected color palettes; and the use of luxurious fabrics and finishes. The result is a large and diverse body of work, including product design, textiles, and wall coverings, that has been published in interior design books as well as in professional journals, newspapers, and shelter magazines around the world. For their design of fabrics and wallpapers, Ms. Bohn and Mr. Lembo have been honored with two Interior Design Roscoe Awards.

Their portfolio has a decidedly international flavor: the V&V Restuarant in Kobe, Japan; retail shops and residences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Archinet Building in Tokyo, Japan; a farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Angelo Pietro Restaurant in Kyushu, Japan; film sets for “Year of the Dragon” among others. Textile designs for Sunar Hauserman and Linda Thompson Inc. and furniture for Les Prismatiques round out their exceptional achievements. Currently, Ms. Bohn has her own international architectural and interior design and consulting firm. The aesthetic concept of the company combines contemporary minimalism, custom-designed furniture, antiques, wallcoverings and unexpected color palettes.

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