Photo: Joshua Kovarik

Photo: Joshua Kovarik

Elmar Fujita is an industrial designer based in New York City.

She graduated with a B.F.A. from Parsons the New School for Design, and completed the prestigious Core Fellowship Program at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Trained as an product designer, Elmar’s focus has always centered on creating functional objects found and used in the every day.

Her work is heavily influenced by some of her favorite designers: Luis Barragán, Dieter Rams, and Naoto Fukasawa. Her aesthetic is minimalist, yet her approach is soulful; she often uses wood, metal, and concrete to help bridge the gap between these contradictory styles.

In a world where art and design serve distinct roles for the consumer, Elmar’s work stands as evidence that a middle ground can exist. Her work marries art and design, and she hopes that through micro-manufacturing and an appreciation for craftsmen, a new dialogue is created for the consumer.


Elmar is currently working as a Project Manager at Stand and Build, Fabricator for Meghan Patrice Riley, and is a Part-Time Faculty at Parsons the New School for Design (The New School University) within the School of Constructed Environments.