August Lehrecke

August Lehrecke has been immersed in design and craft since childhood. The son of two practicing designers, he was born in New York City and raised in upstate New York. He studied Furniture Design at RISD and established an investigative process that attempts to redefine experiences in the domestic environment through new archetypes in furniture and lighting. He draws inspiration from a range of sources, including the elliptical paths of the planets and the monolithic forms of ancient structures. His work reflects a performative aspect of craft, tying skill and practice together with outside influences to create unique objects that defy expectation while remaining useful.

    Wintersession 2018 Courses

  • FURN-2410-01 Lightweight Structure
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles