Lasch has worked in architecture, historic preservation, interior design,
industrial design and furniture design in Cleveland, Washington DC, New York City,
Savannah 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. Before joining the faculty at RISD, Lasch 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 sees furniture as the intermediary between architectural and human scale. It 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. Her work focuses on seating, tables, shelving, desks and lighting.