Avram Rusu Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio known for sculptural and inventive product design. Founded by architect Andreea Avram Rusu in 2004, the Brooklyn based company specializes in highly crafted and beautifully detailed products made in the US. The studio works closely with many New York based artists and artisans including glass blowers, ceramic artists, metal workers, machinists, finishers and wood workers.
Andreea is particularly passionate about lighting, according to Andreea, “Lighting transforms space. It is the single greatest determinant of how a space feels.” The studio currently produces five handcrafted lighting collections, furniture and accessories.
Andreea, who was born in Romania, received her Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After a year with Atelier Christian de Portzamparc in Paris she came to New York City and worked with Bromley Caldari Architects before opening her eponymous studio on the Brooklyn waterfront. Andreea’s training encompasses painting, drawing and sculpture in addition to design. She is very influenced by the color, shape and composition found in contemporary art and has a particular affinity for sculpture. She’s a lover of cities and the urban lifestyle, a tango dancer and an avid world traveler with a multi-cultural heritage. All these elements inform her vision and work.