David Wiseman (b. 1981) is one of the leading American designers of his generation. His work draws inspiration from his fascination with the natural world, global decorative arts traditions, and a reverence for honoring timeless craft techniques. Far from reproducing historic design however, he breathes new life into interiors and environments. Porcelain cherry blossom ceilings, bronze patterned filigree folding screens, and polished marble and terrazzo inlay furniture affirm and perpetuate the relevance ornament and beauty can play in contemporary architecture and life.

Wiseman’s sculpture, furniture, and site-specific installations derive from a deep, personal engagement with the natural world, and he is driven by creating works that have enduring quality and permanence, an attitude that is increasingly rare. He occupies a unique position in the world of contemporary design, bringing together fabrication, studio practice, and craft at the highest levels within a strong conceptual framework. Wiseman’s works are primarily unique objects made in his studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, and private collections. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

David Wiseman (b. 1981) is one of the leading American designers of his generation. His work draws inspiration from his fascination with the natural world, global decorative arts traditions, and a reverence for honoring timeless craft techniques. Far from reproducing historic design however, he breathes new life into interiors and environments. Porcelain cherry blossom ceilings, bronze patterned filigree folding screens, and polished marble and terrazzo inlay furniture affirm and perpetuate the relevance ornament and beauty can play in contemporary architecture and life.

Wiseman’s sculpture, furniture, and site-specific installations derive from a deep, personal engagement with the natural world, and he is driven by creating works that have enduring quality and permanence, an attitude that is increasingly rare. He occupies a unique position in the world of contemporary design, bringing together fabrication, studio practice, and craft at the highest levels within a strong conceptual framework. Wiseman’s works are primarily unique objects made in his studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, and private collections. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Ari Wiseman is a Partner in Wiseman Studio, where he works in close collaboration with his brother, designer and artist, David Wiseman and the staff of Wiseman Studio to advance projects with collectors, designers, museums, and galleries. He is responsible for setting the direction and strategic vision of the studio and managing how David’s work is shared with the public. Ari also has been overseeing the development of the new Wiseman Studio complex in Frogtown, Los Angeles. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (2010–2016), where he was charged with strategic planning, and in partnership with the foundation’s director, led its global museum program and collections strategy.

Wiseman began his museum career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1998–2001) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, in 2001, serving in a variety of capacities, including as Deputy Director (2007–09), where he curated acclaimed exhibitions Visual Music: Synaestheisa in Art and Music since 1900 and Matthew Monahan: Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never.

Wiseman received his BA in art history from Northwestern University and his MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Ari Wiseman is a Partner in Wiseman Studio, where he works in close collaboration with his brother, designer and artist, David Wiseman and the staff of Wiseman Studio to advance projects with collectors, designers, museums, and galleries. He is responsible for setting the direction and strategic vision of the studio and managing how David’s work is shared with the public. Ari also has been overseeing the development of the new Wiseman Studio complex in Frogtown, Los Angeles. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (2010–2016), where he was charged with strategic planning, and in partnership with the foundation’s director, led its global museum program and collections strategy.

Wiseman began his museum career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1998–2001) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, in 2001, serving in a variety of capacities, including as Deputy Director (2007–09), where he curated acclaimed exhibitions Visual Music: Synaestheisa in Art and Music since 1900 and Matthew Monahan: Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never.

Wiseman received his BA in art history from Northwestern University and his MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.

“My goal is to capture that fleeting sense of beauty and to try to preserve it into something more permanent in the materials I know how to manipulate.”

David Wiseman:

Plants, Minerals, and Animals at Kasmin Gallery

Process:

Pouring bronze.

Process:

Pouring wax into a rubber mold.

Process:

Welding an aluminum island canopy.

Process:

Hammering a shell of recently cast bronze.