Elish Warlop is a New York / Denver based lighting and furniture designer whose work addresses notions of scale, repetition and engagement. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Warlop worked on multiple residential and commercial projects in New York, Connecticut and Colorado. Her first job set the tone for an interest in the scale of the human experience within the built environment. Inspired by mechanics and connections, her desire to understand the building process at a more intimate level drew her out of the studio and into the field of construction management where she eventually started her own company, EFW Construction. Ultimately, the desire to combine these experiences while merging creativity and design with construction and experimentation led to a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a focus on lighting.
In 2014, Warlop established the Elish Warlop Design Studio. EWDS is a multidisciplinary design firm focusing on lighting and furniture objects. The studio utilizes research, experimentation and technology to create unique pieces whose form is derived from an expression of the invisible forces that act upon us. Warlop is a licensed architect, LEED AP and founder of Elish Warlop Design Studio.
OCTOBER 2016: "Timeless Innovation: How do we create forward thinking design with staying power?" - Elish speaking at TARRA 2016, with the amazing Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu and Ellen Bruss of Ellen Bruss Design.
MARCH 2017: Elish Warlop Design Studio available @ Design Within Reach
MAY 21-24 2017: Elish Warlop Design Studio will be at ICFF, NYC Javits Center.!
FEBRUARY 23rd - APRIL 30th 2018: "Design By Women: Pathways to creativity" @ the Museum of Art and Design, Miami.