PEABODY Lawrence

Lawrence PEABODY

USA (1924-2002)

After serving in World War II, Lawrence Peabody begins his training at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he was struck by the Bauhaus aesthetic. He leaves the US to go to Copenhagen in order to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts to become an architect, an interior and furniture designer. There he met his wife Bette, from Norway. In 1955, Lawrence Peabody started his own design firm, Lawrence Peabody and Associates located in Boston. He was deeply influenced by Scandinavian designs and had numerous clients such as Kohler, Richardson Brothers, Boyd Lighting and Roebuch & Co. In parallel, he was also involved in architecture projects such as designing hotels for the US and the Caribbean. In the 1960s, Peabody buys an old house in Port-au-Prince in Haïti where he lived part-time. There he conceived most of his best designs which were manufactured by the Richardson Nemschoff company.