Rachel Rosenkrantz

Rachel Rosenkrantz is a luthier based in Providence, who designs and handcrafts unique stringed instruments. She has also worked for years as a furniture maker and as an industrial designer in the innovation departments of major companies. In the field of lighting, she was instrumental in developing color-changing technology, which is in great use today.

Born and raised in Paris, Rosenkrantz studied design at ESAG-Penninghen and at RISD, where she was exposed to both fine art and applied art. Her knowledge of construction acquired through years of design experience and her knowledge of music are two strong assets that form the backbone of her current practice.

Rosenkrantz’s work has been exhibited in Paris at Le Carousel du Louvre and Le Musée d’art Contemporain du Palais de Tokyo and in Seoul, Korea at the Hangaram Museum of Modern Art. As with her music and design, Rosenkrantz uses luthiery to combine the traditional and the new, exploring new techniques while bringing a unique perspective to a traditional idiom.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • NMSE-8900-02 ISP Non-major Elective
  • FOUND-1005-01 Studio: Spatial Dynamics
  • FOUND-1005-22 Studio: Spatial Dynamics


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design 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 Theory + History of Art + Design