Featured Artist- Anna Rabinowicz
I've known Anna since 2002 when she launched her company with one product, a multi-color stack of colored agate coasters. My mother's store Tesoro was one of her first retailers. She is a champion of strong women all over the world who fearlessly pursue their passions, and stand up for what they believe is right.
She is trained as a product designer, an unusual mix between an artist and an engineer. She holds Master’s degrees in engineering and art from Stanford University, as well as an undergraduate degree in literature. As an older engineering student, she was one of the only women in her class, and in the machine shop. To give her strength in this challenging environment, she wore a red satin cape to her math exams. Her focus was biologically-inspired design, which became her research area later as a Professor of Design.
After graduating, she continued her interest in biomorphic design by designing prosthetic knees and devices for cardiac surgery. She also became a Professor of Product Design at Stanford University and Parsons School of Design, training future leaders in the field.
Needless to say, it is an honor to have Anna's work not only in my store but in my home. I keep a photo of my dad holding me in one of her frames and I use her coasters as candle bases.
Please enjoy discovering her stunning designs!