Lori Weitzner graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Textiles. 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 worldwide. Lori has collaborated successfully with a number of businesses in the United States and abroad: Germany’s renowned Sahco for textiles, rugs for Perennials and West Elm, packaging for Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein and most recently, for Papyrus, her greeting cards and other gift items. Her collection work for the premiere passementerie company, Samuel and Sons, is what inspired her to create her own line of jewelry and accessories under her own brand.
Throughout her career, Lori has travelled to countries across the globe in search of materials, inspiration, techniques and artisans that blend tradition with cutting-edge design. Her inspired products grace celebrity homes, including those of Julianne Moore and Beyonce, and have been used in costumes and sets for major motion pictures, among them "Money Monster", “Gangs of New York” and “Mission Impossible.”
Lori is also a celebrated author. A People Magazine “Pick,” in ODE TO COLOR: The Ten Essential Palettes of Living and Design (Harper Design), Weitzner shares her unique perspective on the uses and significance of color in design and in life. Immersing readers into ten “color worlds,” she explores the power that color holds over our tastes, experiences, and moods.
Examples of her designs 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. She has won numerous design awards, including a nomination for the Chrysler Innovation Award.