Lora Appleton is the driving force behind kinder MODERN. Her meticulous curatorial work and nuanced design collections have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Cultured, Elle Decor, Wallpaper* magazine, and more. In addition to the gallery's one of a kind historical and contemporary collections, Lora is the principal designer at studiokinder, kinder MODERN's in-house design studio, which designs and produces sophisticated, yet functional, furniture, rugs and public space for children of all ages.
In 2017 Lora founded the Female Design Council, an action-oriented membership organization dedicated to supporting women in the field of design. The FDC provides professional support, guidance and mentorship, while fostering dialogue and spurring action on the issues facing women in this predominantly male industry. She is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of KINDER, a bi-monthly journal exploring child design of the past, present and future.
Lora continues to lead the conversation about the importance of thoughtful and practical design in the family home, communicating with women, families, educators, collectors and designers through a variety of mediums. She received her BFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and resides with her son (and muse) in Manhattan where she lives her motto: great design = smart and happy kids.