The L.A. designer uses her multicultural background to design everyday objects and tools that speak to the human experience.

Laura T. Jaramillo draws on her multicultural background (her mother is Puerto Rican, her father is Colombian, and she grew up in Egypt) to create furnishings and objects that straddle sculpture, performance, and personal history.

Photo courtesy of Laura T. Jaramillo

 “My goal is to capture memories with an object that already exists and then to make new objects that intensify that emotion.”

The Doodle Chair by Laura T. Jaramillo

The Doodle Chair by Laura T. Jaramillo

Photo courtesy of Laura T. Jaramillo

After graduating with a dual degree from Brown University and RISD earlier this year, she co-created Listen, an app and card game that encourages people to communicate better and more frequently while isolated during the pandemic. “I love finding a message that needs to be said and the body that needs it,” she says.

The Marie Sweater Chair by Laura T. Jaramillo

The Marie Sweater Chair by Laura T. Jaramillo

Photo courtesy of Laura T. Jaramillo

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