Changing Notions of Home: Four Themes in Furniture

Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 3pm - 3:50pm

Existing notions of the domestic interior are challenged by paradigm shifts in lifestyle, mobility, resource uses, and technology.  It has been said that the living room is in crisis. In her talk, Eriksmoen identifies four underlying themes that are shaping furniture design now.



Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen studied fine woodworking at the College of the Redwoods; M.F.A. in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design. Eriksmoen is a furniture designer/maker who exhibits internationally.  She is the recent recipient of an Australia Council Award, the Fuji-Xerox Sustainable Art Award, and has just completed a residnecy at Chaing Mai University School of Art (Thailand). She has taught at California College of the Arts, College of the Redwoods, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Craft and, is currently, the Head of Furniture at Australian National University School of Art.​