Laura Kirar is founder and creative director of two companies: TRU Design, in New York City, specializing in upscale interior architecture and design, and LKDL (Laura Kirar Design Licensing) Miami, which focuses on product design for the home furnishings market. Under her direction, the companies incorporate the talents of her staff and longstanding relationships with specialized vendors and manufacturers to produce projects that combine the unique desires of her clients and express her particular vision.
A fine arts graduate from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kirar began her career in design with Holly Hunt in Chicago. After moving to New York in 1995 to work as a furniture designer in the residential interiors field and in retail design with Ralph Lauren Home, Kirar founded TRU Design in 1999.
Laura has shaped the design of an array of interesting projects – from high-end residences to award-winning commercial interiors of restaurants, showrooms and hotels. A designer with the soul of an artist, Kirar approaches each new project with a vitality and fervor uncommon in the industry. Each Laura Kirar project is different, but the common threads of luxurious materials, elegant details and timeless design remain her signature.
Kirar’s interior projects and furniture collections have been lauded by the design-savvy public and press alike. From the Jenne Maag boutique in Nolita that was published by Interior Design magazine to a global spa rebranding for Westin Hotels, her diverse client list has provided a rich forum for innovative design. Her most distinguished body of work is stewarded by the venerable Kohler Company. In the last five years, she has created world-renown product collections for all four of the Kohler Interiors companies: Baker, McGuire, Ann Sacks and Kallista. Kirar’s designs continue to evolve yearly but always remain functional and sophisticated.
The designer’s work has appeared in numerous shelter publications such as Elle Décor, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, House Beautiful, W magazine, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Contract Design.
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