Lori Weitzner graduated from Syracuse University, where she studied the art of textiles. After selling her original designs in cities across Europe, she established herself in the U.S. textiles market as the Design Director for Jack Lenor Larsen, after which she introduced Weitzner Limited, a line of innovative wallcoverings and textiles that are sold world-wide.
Lori has travelled the globe in search of materials, inspiration, techniques and artisans that create products blending tradition with cutting-edge design. Her innovative design techniques and use of beautiful, sustainable materials have garnered her more than thirty design awards, including a nomination for the Chrysler Innovation Award. Examples of her work are housed in the permanent collections of museums such as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Her fabrics and wallcoverings grace celebrity homes, including those of Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell, and Beyoncé, and they have been used in costumes and sets for major motion pictures.
In her book Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes of Living and Design (Harper Design), Lori shares her unique perspective on the uses and significance of color in design. Leading readers through ten “color worlds,” she explores the power that color holds over our tastes, decisions, and moods. As a complement to the book, Lori has developed the Ode to Color Analysis, which guides you to the color world that will best suit your living and workspaces, enhancing the way you live. In 2022 she translated those concepts into an immersive exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Lori’s latest venture is her line of textile-infused jewelry, which brings her years of experience in handmade luxury to the accessories market.