Rosie Li was born in Zhengzhou, China and emigrated to the United States at the age three. She was encouraged to pursue lifelong interests in drawing and sculpting which eventually led her to attend Rhode Island School of Design. There she developed a sensitivity towards form, space, and rational design, graduating in 2011 with a BFA in Furniture Design.
Blending graphic elements and geometric forms, Rosie creates lighting and furniture that challenges visual capabilities and perception. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Founded in New York in 2015, Rosie Li Studio is a lighting design practice formed by designer Rosie Li.
RL Studio forgoes traditional lamp design for building systems driven by science and mathematics, constructing fixtures using modular parts with a focus on simple geometry and pared-down forms. This adaptability allows light fixtures to achieve a sculptural quality by consciously responding to their environments and seamlessly integrating into the surrounding space.
Parts are fabricated in-house or culled from local vendors and meticulously assembled by hand in their Brooklyn studio. Each piece is made to order.