STEPHANIE LAKE / Stephanie Lake Design / @stephanielakedesign
The fifth scholar in the world granted a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Dr. Stephanie Lake worked internationally as a decorative arts curator and Sotheby’s auction specialist before turning her attention to jewelry design in 2007, launching her eponymous firm that year. Her one of a kind designs are informed by her work in Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles, examining some of the world’s most extraordinary collections and collectors. Her namesake jewelry salon is located within the Mona Williams boutique at the Mall of America.
In addition to helming Stephanie Lake Design, Dr. Lake is the author of the highly-acclaimed and definitive Cashin monograph, Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It (Rizzoli). Heralded by the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and by the New York Journal of Books as training “a white light on one of the most brilliant designing minds of any century . . . the bar has been raised.” Lake has been named “Best Jewelry Designer” by numerous publications of record and maintains her studio, private showroom and Cashin archive in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.