Samuel Pawlak / LiveSay Ether
Samuel Pawlak is the founder of Livesay Ether, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based design studio. The studio’s underlying aesthetic is defined by a dark, elegant, surrealist vision. This vision is guided by a design process predicated on creating and documenting unique standalone forms, bodies, and artifacts and translating them into functional pieces through the most modern technological methods available. These simple, yet defining characterizations of Pawlak’s method and style stem from his interest in all that is still unknown or unfound and how it may be expressed and preserved through the mediums of art and design.
Pawlak was raised in Big Flats, NY, a small rural town in the Southern Tier, and graduated from Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) in 2016 with a degree in industrial design. Throughout his short academic and professional career, Pawlak has won multiple collegiate design competitions, had his own work produced and sold nationwide by Umbra, and earned a design patent.