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Christopher Stuart
Christopher Stuart
Principal

At the helm, Chris’ experience spans graphic, product, furniture, and interior design while also having a love and history with various art mediums.  He graduated from Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Furniture Design.

Chris’s love for design doesn’t stop at the studio.  He authored his first book, DIY Furniture which was published by Laurence King in 2011 and gained international attention as it is now published in 7 languages.  He is currently finishing up part 2, scheduled for release in 2014.

Rachel Matney
Rachel Matney
Controller

Rachel graduated IUPUI with a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She originally wanted to do criminal field work, but her focused changed after college. Inspired by art and design, she loves being surrounded by people who can create beautiful solutions to current market problems. At Luur, she utilizes her financial acumen in all aspects of financial matters and decisions. She loves animals, traveling, gardening and fitness. She tries to implement mindfulness in everything and express gratitude daily.

James DeChant
James DeChant
Designer

James graduated in 2012 from Ball State University’s Masters of Architecture program with a focus in Digital Design + Fabrication. James has a knack for making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY and transforming creative ideas into reality. James is critical and creative and always looks to apply the framework he developed in architecture school to any creative project.

 

Cy Bennett
Cy Bennett
Industrial Designer

Cy recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BFA in Industrial Design. Cy loves being outside and is a bicycle nut. At Luur, Cy strives to keep focus on the end user, and make sure that products function effectively while still being aesthetically pleasing. He also enjoys working with his hands and giving ideas shape while working on fun and creative projects in the studio.

 

Abby Mechanic
Abby Mechanic
Designer/Maker

Abby is a recent BFA graduate of the Maine College of Art with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Abby is a maker deeply rooted in craft and material. She is interested in the physicality of building, specifically woodworking. At Luur, Abby oversees the production of our furniture and interior division, all while keeping the shop in tiptop shape. She prides herself on her attention to detail and constant strive for perfection.

 

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