Amy Lau founded her New York design firm in 2001. Her portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design. She has also appeared in televised spots on HGTV and LX.TV.
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The Arizona native developed a deep passion for design and honed her curatorial eye studying eminent historians. She received her master’s in fine and decorative art from the prestigious Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She then served as a director at Thomas O’Brien’s Aero and spent five years as the design director of noted mid-century specialist Lin-Weinberg Gallery in New York City.
Her exuberance and expertise have made Amy a sought-after speaker and panelist at conferences and in forums around the world. In 2005, she co-created the Design Miami fair to showcase the most significant purveyors of vintage and contemporary furnishings internationally. Running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami (along with its more recent affiliate Design Miami Basel) has become a must for serious collectors globally.
Amy Lau Design published a monograph in 2011, and Amy accepted an honorary doctorate from New York School of Interior Design the following year. She served as a spokesperson for Benjamin Moore’s 2010-2011 print, television, and online campaign “Paint with the Very Best.” She has designed spaces for renowned show houses like Kips Bay in New York and has created distinctive interior installations for Kohler, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Showtime television network.
The firm completed an exclusive boutique for Elie Tahari in East Hampton, New York, and is creating the home furnishings showroom Maviar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Amy Lau has also designed an array of patterned cowhide rugs and pillows for Kyle Bunting, unique Heath Ceramics mosaic tiles, colorful wool-and-silk rugs for Doris Leslie Blau, tie-dye wall coverings for Maya Romanoff, and a vibrant fabric collection of contemporary prints, embroideries and wovens exclusively for S. Harris.
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