Lori Weitzner



The LWD team is a special coterie of multi-faceted designers with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. We work closely together to solve problems through thoughtful, creative solutions. Depending on the project, we supplement our core team by collaborating with innovative thinkers and experts from various fields.

Nina Chidichimo

Nina joined the LWD team in June of 2013. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Nina keeps the studio running, manages our passementerie division, and contributes her many talents in surface design and graphics for a variety of other projects.

Emily Yurkevicz

Emily began her journey with LWD as a summer intern and joined us full time after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012. Our resident wall covering expert, Emily offers a keen sense of color and material along with her expertise in textile and 3D design.

Sumitra Mattai

As the most senior designer in the studio, Sumitra came to LWD in 2010 after several years in the textile industry. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sumitra manages the fabric developments, skillfully blending her technical and aesthetic expertise. In addition, she is our resident writer, imbuing a thoughtful artistic approach to the design studio's marketing needs.

David Harris

LWD's mentor and advisor.