About Us

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, furniture, and environments that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness. 

Emily Fischer - company founder and architect
Zeynab Izadyar - designer and graphic artist
Alayna Raslie - studio assistant and weaver
Natalie Stopka - quilt maker and book artist
Kacie Lees - studio manager and sculptor
Kristin Culmo - studio assistant and textile artist
Emily Gui - 2014 summer intern
Elizabeth Towndrow and Rachel Ciavarella - 2013 summer interns
Kamala Murali - 2013 fall intern