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Circularity and Sustainable Luxury with Laurence Carr

Jan. 1, 2024
In this episode, architect, designer and circular design champion Laurence Carr talks about sustainability as the new luxury and much more.

What is circularity? That’s a question that we posed to international interior architect and product designer Laurence Carr in this episode of I Hear Design. As the founder and CEO of her eponymous and regenerative design firm in New York, Carr shares her passion and perspectives on upcycling, healthy materials and bio-based materials, and zero-waste product design. Listen in as Carr, an advocate of the circular economy in the built environment, architecture, and design industries, describes her firm’s work in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and exclusively partners with manufacturers that support its mission to embrace mindful luxury amidst closed-loop, zero-waste processes and production methods.

Meet Our Guest

International interior architect and product designer Laurence Carr is the founder and CEO of Laurence Carr Inc.—a regenerative, multifaceted design NYC-based firm specializing in interiors that embody sustainability and healthy living. She is also the founder of Studio Laurence—a new sustainable, luxury home goods brand specializing in zero-waste product design.

As an advocate of the circular economy in the built environment, architecture, and design industries, her firms work in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and exclusively partner with manufacturers that support its mission to embrace mindful luxury amidst closed-loop, zero-waste processes and production methods.

Laurence is the Sustainability Ambassador of Maison & Objet and a judge on the committee for the Sustainable Path, a member of the United Nations Fashion and Lifestyle Network advisory board, and the executive producer and host of Chez Laurence, an EarthXTV original docu-series.

IG: @LaurenceCarr | @Studio__Laurence

About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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