Pink Essay is a creative studio exploring the past, present, and future of furniture, object, and interior design through special projects and collaborations.

We aim to make design accessible and interesting for those inside and outside the industry, thinking about how things might be done differently.

Design shouldn’t take itself too seriously - let’s enjoy the ride~

Explore our work here and on IG at @pinkessay.


✿ Chair Chain ✿
Pink Essay x Lane Walkup

We collaborated with designer and artist Lane Walkup on a silver charm necklace inspired by her sheer chair sculptures - a 1'' sterling silver chair with a 17'' sterling silver chain.

15% of every necklace purchase was donated to Coalition for the Homeless, providing a wide array of services, including a furniture bank that provides furniture and other household necessities for newly-housed families and individuals.

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5 Playlists for 5 Chairs
Pink Essay x Summer School Radio

Exploring the connection between spaces and music is an enduring interest of ours. We partnered with Summer School Radio, a project by Lindsay Zae, to imagine what music might come from 5 classic chairs.

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This New Project Celebrates Student and Self-Taught Designers
Clever (architecturaldigest.com)

OPEN STUDIO featured on AD’s Clever blog: “It's a challenging time to be a student right now as the important elements of in-person interactions are canceled or limited. Add in an art school element where openings and physical events are critical, and the struggle only increases. So late last month when Open Studio Volume 1 debuted, we felt some hope in the air.”

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Pink Essay x Lichen

OPEN STUDIO Volume 1 was a collaborative portfolio of student, apprentice, and self-taught work, by upcoming object and furniture designers, curated in partnership with design incubator Lichen. The project was born out of a desire to expand the conversation and spectrum of design, and to create a space for exhibiting work, even as galleries and schools closed their doors indefinitely. We partnered with Lichen to host a group show of a selection of the work at their space in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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