Longhorn table, 1996 designed by Lisa Krohn
Longhorn table, 1996 designed by Lisa Krohn

Lisa Krohn (born in 1963) is an industrial designer from the United States. She was born and raised in New York, where she is now working professionally.

Lisa Krohn studied three-dimensional form with Rowena Reed Kostello, New York, between 1985 and 1986. From 1985 to 1985, she studied art history and visual arts at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1988 to 1988, she was a student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


She worked as an editor at the Industrial Designers’ Society of America in New York from 1985 to 1987, as a designer and copywriter at Smart Design in New York from 1986 to 1987, and as a designer and research consultant at Johnson and Johnson from 1987 to 1988. Herman Miller Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan, hired me as a designer and research consultant in 1988. Designer at Mario Bellini’s workshop in Milan from 1988 until 1989. NYNEX, Estรฉe Lauder, George Kovacs Lighting, Alessi, the Steel-case Design Partnership, and Ultradata were among the clients of the design collaborative Abel Industrial, New York, which produced products, graphics, furniture, lighting, and interior and stage set designs for clients such as NYNEX, Estรฉe Lauder, George Kovacs Lighting, Alessi, and the Steel-case Design Partnership. From 1989 to 1988, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Monterrey (Mexico) and a visiting critic at Parson’s School of Design in New York. The Manual Fax and Phonebook machines are two of her most well-known products.


She won the first prize in the Forma Finlandia competition “Plastics for Tomorrow” in 1987.


Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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