Faculty: Carol Joan Lasch

Biography

Carol Lasch has worked in architecture, historic preservation, interior design, industrial design and furniture design in Cleveland, Ohio, Washington, D.C., New York City, Savannah, Georgia and Providence.   Her most recent work explores modularity in furniture, and the combination and expression of materials including bamboo, steel, wood, cast resin and upholstery. 

Carol Lasch is an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.  She teaches Spatial Dynamics in the Foundation Studies Division.  Prior to coming to RISD, she taught furniture design at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She lives in Providence, with her husband, John Schlinke, and her children, Kate and Thomas.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

Carol Lasch explores modularity in furniture, and the combination and expression of materials to reflect the structure and function of the pieces. Furniture is the intermediary between architectural and human scale, and offers the opportunity to resolve structural and aesthetic details in the connections between materials as well as the interaction between the body and the furniture work. Her work has integrated cast polyurethane resin, steel, aluminum, bamboo, wood, and upholstery. 

Furniture types include seating, tables, shelving, desks, and lighting.

Carol Joan Lasch

Carol Lasch

Associate Professor
clasch@risd.edu
401-454-6176

  • BS, University of Virginia
  • MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Courses
  • FOUND-1006
    STUDIO: SPATIAL DYNAMICS

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