Misha Kahn

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Misha Kahn

Misha Kahn is a designer, maker and dabbler. Kahn’s furniture work explores the rift between contemporary design and the American regional vernacular.

Kahn earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in furniture from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently working towards a Master of Fine Art degree at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

His Gemini nature forces two opinions onto each piece, and has drawn him to work in several small countries with frequent hostile takeovers: most recently a cobblery apprenticeship in Israel proceeded by work in a Vietnamese furniture factory and a stint in a Belgian clay sculpture school. His work draws on these varied aesthetics with an emic approach to material culture.

Kahn’s work has been widely showcased including venues such as ICFF, the Walker Art Museum and Noho Next. He’s the recipient of the Design Sponge Grand Prize Scholarship and a Fulbright fellowship. His furniture pieces have been published in a variety of places, including Elle Decor and Marie Claire Maison.

Misha currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Critic Residency Essay by Robin Rice