Laurie Poast, Norwegian-American, b. 1974.
Laurie Poast is a Norwegian-American artist and designer in Bergen, Norway. Poast designs and produces interior products inspired by minimal, abstract architectural and landscape forms. POASt is a Scandinavian design brand housed in Bergen's historic Legenes Hus. The brand offers products such as the Wall Bowl, Lichen Shelf, and other luxurious wall storage forms, miniature architectural objects, landscape wall sculptures, and more.
Poast was born in 1974 near a far-off American farm village called Black Earth. Her aesthetic began in the workshop of her father, the acclaimed Norwegian-American hardanger fiddle luthier Ron Poast. Her Norwegian heritage and love for Scandinavian design grew to play tremendously important roles in her life. Poast studied fine art and business in Wisconsin, USA.