Some Lazar Designers
Lazar is committed to producing the highest-value products available, while remaining a step ahead of the competition in design, fashion, comfort, and quality and work with some of the best designers we can find to bring our vision to life.
Louis A. Lara is recognized for the unique sculptural quality he brings to his work. Since 1986 he has designed award winning projects for both European and domestic manufacturers as well as private individuals. Projects have included residential and contract furniture from case goods to seating, lighting, housewares, rugs, graphics, general product design and development as well as architectural and interior design projects. His designs are included in the permanent collections of design museums and have been published in innumerable design and trade publications as well as international design anthologies. Louis A. Lara’s product designs are sold around the globe from the U.S. to Russia. They have appeared in dozens of major motion pictures as well as on the sets of today’s most popular TV shows.
From a gnarled oak tree to a sleek pocket knife, award-winning San Francisco industrial designer Rick Lee finds inspiration in everyday objects. An innovator at the vanguard of modern design, Lee combines rational thinking with radical influences to create whimsical minimalist pieces. Upon obtaining a degree in industrial design, Lee began his career in Chicago with notable furniture manufacturers and design studios. Relocating to Milan, he then honed his distinctive artistic style seen in his work today. Incorporating minimal principles of Bauhaus with the experience he gained at the irreverent Studio Alchimia, Lee nurtured a unique aesthetic that is both vibrant and charismatic. After more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary exploration, Lee and his team now design for major furniture manufacturers and independent clients that include Bolnaldo, Magis, American Leather, DWR, the San Francisco Opera Guild and the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has appeared in movie sets and in celebrity homes of Bruce Willis, Kathy Griffin and Michael Jordan. Lee’s designs have also been exhibited internationally and reviewed in notable publications such as the New York Times, ID, Elle Décor, Surface Magazine, Dwell, Casa di Abitare and Interni. Lee’s theoretical approach to design is not unlike an actor’s tactics. Working with a wide range of materials and resources, he prefers not to use any one particular material on a consistent basis. Lee considers “California Cuisine” an apt metaphor for his art – a mix of seemingly incongruent ingredients carefully combined to create something inspiring and exceptional.
Stanley J. Friedman
Stanley Jay Friedman is an American furniture designer .Born and raised in New York, and a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design. Friedman formed his own atelier in New York City in the Mid 70’s. In order to express his beliefs, Friedman’s work ethic is a total commitment to a design philosophy he has always believed in, which is to control, influence and design the entire project and almost everything in it. Whether or not it proved acceptable – he leaves it to the future to decide.
In 1997, Friedman gave up his architectural interior design practice to concentrate solely on product. His designs have been published numerous times, and he has achieved many successes, as well as awards and commendations: Including the Dupont Antron Grand Prize Award, IBD Awards, Roscoe Awards, Good Design Awards and many others.
Although Friedman’s name has been synonymous with designing product for the architect and designer trade he also designs for numerous notable furniture manufacturers. He is recognized by fellow designers and architects for his clean barrier-breaking modern designs. With an eye on cutting edge technologies, Friedman’s passion for pushing boundaries and experimenting has led to his reputation for being a savvy, forward thinking designer. Friedman lectures in America on the evolution of modernism. His focused concern is the slow emergence of the understanding and acceptance of modernism in our homes. Friedman says that he never tires of designing. He has more inspiration today than he had in 1970. His motivation has never been greater. He is always challenging himself, and looks forward to doing his best work.