David Wiseman

Born in 1981; Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



David Wiseman (b. 1981) is one of the leading American designers of his generation. His work draws inspiration from his fascination with the natural world, global decorative arts traditions, and a reverence for honoring timeless craft techniques. Far from reproducing historic design however, he breathes new life into interiors and environments. Porcelain cherry blossom ceilings, bronze patterned filigree folding screens, and polished marble and terrazzo inlay furniture affirm and perpetuate the relevance ornament and beauty can play in contemporary architecture and life.

Wiseman’s sculpture, furniture, and site-specific installations derive from a deep, personal engagement with the natural world, and he is driven by creating works that have enduring quality and permanence, an attitude that is increasingly rare. He occupies a unique position in the world of contemporary design, bringing together fabrication, studio practice, and craft at the highest levels within a strong conceptual framework. Wiseman’s works are primarily unique objects made in his studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, and private collections. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.