David Wiseman (b. 1981) is one of the leading American designers of his generation. His work draws upon the history of the decorative arts and contemporary ideas to create uniquely beautiful sculptural objects and environmental installations. Wiseman derives inspiration from nature—a blossoming tree branch, a succulent flower, a seedpod, a perching owl—which he uses to create site-specific installations, lighting, furniture, and sculpture. Wiseman’s works are primarily unique objects made in his studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Wiseman’s sculpture, furniture, and site-specific installations derive from a deep, personal engagement with the natural world, and he is driven by creating works that have enduring quality and permanence, an attitude that is increasingly rare. He occupies a unique position in the world of contemporary design, bringing together fabrication, studio practice, and craft at the highest levels within a strong conceptual framework.
Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, and private collections. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.