Amy Lau founded her interiors firm, Amy Lau Design, in 2001. She also currently serves as an independent adviser to collectors of 20th Century decorative arts.
After studying Art History at the University of Arizona, she received a Masters Degree in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York’s prestigious Sotheby’s Graduate Program. Studying with many of the world’s leading curators, art historians and the foremost industry professionals, she honed her curatorial eye and love of decorative arts and design. Both were put to use for her role at Aero Ltd., where she served as Director under Aero studios founder Thomas O’Brien. Later, she was appointed Design Director of New York City’s noted Lin-Weinberg Gallery, specializing in international mid-century modern design.
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More About Me
- What professional accomplishments are you most proud of?
In 2005, Amy co-founded the prestigious Design Miami Fair, an invitational design event featuring the world’s most significant post-war to contemporary design galleries. The fair, created to run in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, has become a new forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating design. Amy’s design expertise is also frequently sought by key industry bodies including the Savannah College of Art and Design, as part of their SCAD style week on their Savannah and Atlanta Campuses.
Amy recently added fashion retail design to her resume with the completion of a flagship boutique for Elie Tahari, as published in Interior Design magazine. Amy and Amy Lau Design have also been featured in publications such as Elle Décor, the New York Times, House & Garden, Traditional Home, and New York Spaces. This year, New York magazine included her as one of “The Next Garde.” House Beautiful magazine named her as a “Young Designer to Watch,” Traditional Home recognized Amy as a “Fresh Design” honoree, and Metropolitan Home included her as a part of the ’Who’s Next” Young Designers Series.
- How would you characterize your philosophy towards design?
Rooms she creates are organized according to modernist principles – balancing scale, texture, shape, color, and function. She is known for crafting original and personal surroundings – filtering various styles, objects, and preferences through the lens of modernism. The process results in spaces that are refined and elegant extensions of clients’ interests, more “curated” than “decorated.