Debra Folz

Established in 2010, Debra Folz is a furniture & object design studio based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Debra holds an undergraduate degree in Interior Design from Suffolk University, and a graduate degree in furniture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Her studio realizes furniture, tabletop and home accessory objects for exhibition and production through material exploration & conceptual curiosity. Motivated by the translation of traditional craft and manufacturing methods into contemporary visual languages and objects, collaboration & the ambition to learn new techniques is key to her process.

Debra’s work prioritizes and supports American manufacturing by building trusted and rewarding relationships with highly skilled craftspeople throughout the New England region. She maintains a commitment to collegiate design education by leading coursework as adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design since 2012 and previously at Suffolk University.