Lasch has worked in architecture, historic preservation, interior design,
industrial design and furniture design in Cleveland,
D.C., New York City,
Her most recent work explores modularity in furniture, and the combination and
expression of materials including bamboo, steel, wood, cast resin and
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
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.
include seating, tables, shelving, desks, and lighting.