Shannon Shapiro of Moth Design takes great inspiration from nature. Her lamps, sconces, and chandeliers sprout branches, coral outcroppings, and leaves. A designer from Los Angeles who creates lighting, furniture, and interiors that are inspired by shapes in the natural world, her work has been broadly covered in shelter mags like O at Home, House and Garden, and Elle Decor, among others.
Shannon refined her art and design skills through an apprenticeship with author and architect Arthur Andersson, as well as her study at the California Institute of Arts, where she earned an MFA.
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Shannon founded an interior design firm in 1998, working with celebrities in LA, as well as on residential and commercial projects in LA, Chicago, Boston, and the United Kingdom. During this time, she continued working as a metal sculptor, experimenting with incorporating natural objects into her work, which was the inspiration for Moth Design, established in 2000. Moth Design initially focused on lighting and is expanding into furniture and furnishings. In her artist's statement, Shannon writes, "I wanted to introduce organic elements to evoke a vitality or sense of respiration in a room." I think she's accomplished just that.