taylorTaylor Forrest is known as a maker of modern steel and leather sling-back chairs. With a keen eye for aesthetics but a strong desire for finite projects with clear start and end points, Taylor combined her artist’s eye and her knack for mathematics and moved into furniture design. A love for horseback riding made Taylor curious about saddle leather and other ways to use it, and an iconic line of furniture was born. Join us as we talk about:

  • School and the influence of negativity
  • Bringing ideas from 2D to 3D and the value of working with your hands
  • How examining horseback riding tack led to her current furniture designs
  • The influence of environment on creativity and work




“It’s so easy for us to go on autopilot and just kind of go through the motions of doing things and getting things done and moving on to the next thing, and at the end of it, you can go through a whole week and not really have made any kind of connections.”



“The teachers were like “the market’s horrible, fashion is dead; you’re going to get a job designing underwear for fifteen bucks an hour.” and I was like “why did I come here?”


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Music: MANUFUTURE by DJ Derk Jickface

Wordsmithery: Bill Livolsi

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