About

Lela Barclay de Tolly

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), BFA Furniture Design 2016

Lela Barclay de Tolly studied furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Designer and maker Lela finds inspiration at the tipping point between furniture and sculpture, renegotiating the conventional distinction between functional design and fine art objects. In her work she stresses the ambiguity of the pieces she creates, at once functional furniture and evocative sculptural forms.

Lela is based in Los Angeles, California continuing her pursuit of creative making through furniture, prop and set design.  

Lbarclay@alumni.risd.edu