Carla Ross Allen
Ms. Ross Allen’s early training in product design, with a focus on objects that transform space, opened the door to lighting design. Her formal education, an MFA and BFA in Industrial Design, explored the merging of technology with objects. While this description can be used to describe the many products Carla has developed, the methodology and spatial thinking neatly align with lighting design.
Prior to joining FMS, Carla worked for SOM New York to develop a line of office furniture that focused on new working typologies including the nomadic workforce and shrinking desktop technology. Her work has been featured in museums and design books.
Carla’s activities out of the office aim to make the best use of New York’s DIY and custom manufacturing community. Working with both her husband and daughter, she spends time at their home workshop creating custom design projects; including developing dog gear for her daughter’s fledgling business, “Frankie’s Hankies – urban flair for your pup.” Carla is also training to become a Meet Official for USA Swimming.
Many hands make light work
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