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Interior designer Lauren Geremia, who designed Dropbox's 89,000-square-foot headquarters in 2011, describes herself as more of a "choreographer of talents" than a straightforward decorator: "I build and design and cater lifestyles to specific people I connect with," she tells the Chronicle. Geremia's sees her work as re-distributing wealth from her tech clients to the artists and artisans she employs for her design projects. "If we lose those areas [of art], we're going to be culturally pretty bland," Geremia says.
The Rhode Island School of Design graduate moved to the Bay area in 2004 and made to jump to interior design from her background in painting. She began with local bars, which led to residential projects for those bars' patrons (who also happened to work in the tech industry). Her most recent projects include a Castro dance club and Lumosity's new offices—in an Art Deco high-rise, no less. The majority of Geremia's focus is invested in her Emeryville design firm, but she also plans to launch a collection of her own light fixtures this spring.
· Lauren Geremia - upstart designer for tech [The San Francisco Chronicle]
· Geremia Design [Official Site]