PROWL

PROWL re-orients organizations toward actionable change in the worlds of physical design, material innovation, and the wellbeing of people and planet.

We work to create lasting change by designing bold, visionary solutions that make comfort and health accessible for the many. Through this, we hope to shape tomorrow’s life for the better.

We strive to build and inspire a global research and design community to actively pursue our mission.

Prowl was founded out of both frustration and stubborn optimism. We are a growing multidisciplinary team of forward-thinking specialists and creatives who priotize collaboration and share our research and ideas publicly. We believe this fuels collective progress.

We are proudly women-owned.

Baillie Mishler is the Co-Founder and Design Director of PROWL.

Baillie brings with her extensive commercial furniture and spacial design experience through her design roles at Coalesse and Steelcase studio b. While operating as an in-house designer, Baillie expanded on contemporary workplace furniture collections, led the design and execution of showroom refreshes, and implemented new color and pattern strategies. She then brought Steelcase’s manufacturing capabilities directly to customers through a service-based design approach, yielding custom products and spaces in direct response to clients’ needs.

Baillie is also Treasurer for IDSA’s Women in Design San Francisco Chapter.

Lauryn Menard is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of PROWL.

Her professional background has spanned the worlds of furniture, footwear, future forecasting, and material innovation in a global arena. She has worked with brands of all sizes such as Adobe, Nike, Apple, Google, Specialized Bikes, Concreteworks, Coalesse, MASH, Facebook, and others.

Lauryn is also a professor of BioDesign in the MFA Design program at CCA and is currently the Co-Chair of IDSA's Women in Design group in San Francisco.

NEWS—

Read about our collaboration with BYBORRE at Alcova Milano in the New York Times

For our inaugural entrance into Milan Design Week, we showed a new furniture collection that tells a story of regeneration and regrowth through 3D knitted textiles by our partner ByBorre.

More about the show HERE.

PRESS

2021-09-21

CORE77: 20 Woman-led Industrial Design & Innovation Firms You Should Know

We repeatedly hear the question, "where are the women in industrial design?" Well, it appears many are starting their own studios! Here you will find a list of 20 woman-owned or woman-led design studios that you should support or hire to add a diverse perspective to your projects.

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2021-11-10

PANEL : Working Toward Regenerative

Hear experts in industrial design and manufacturing, including one of our founders, Lauryn Menard, talk about the journey towards becoming regenerative through design. It's not all doom and gloom, our panelists will share their experiences, learnings, and best practices on how to change the course and close the loops of wasteful and harmful conventional manufacturing practices.

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2022-02-03

Design Milk : Temporarily Available

What would you do if you were frustrated by a lack of exposure in an area brimming over with local talent? If you’re interior designers Alma Lopez and Liz Wert, you quit your jobs during a pandemic and open a creative studio. They see it – Aditions – as a chance to reimagine connection through spatial experiences. While they’ve been busy since launching in February, Temporarily Available is the San Francisco-based studio’s first self-produced exhibition.

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2022-02-14

Interview with Lauryn Menard

Regenerative Designer Lauryn Menard On How to Build an Impact-Focused Studio Practice. PROWL Studio Co-Founder & 2022 Core77 Design Awards Sustainability Prize Jury Captain shares how designers can prioritize sustainability

Core77
2022-06-06

New York Times : Milan Design Week

'In a time of climate change, is there still room for optimism? Baillie Mishler and Lauryn Menard, the founders of the Oakland, Calif., design studio Prowl, would like to think so.'

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2022-06-10

Dezeen : Prowl and Byborre 3D-knit images of Californian wildfires into seating upholstery

'Californian studio Prowl Studio and textile label Byborre are showcasing 3D-knitted textiles informed by Californian wildfires at the Exposure Therapy exhibition during Milan design week.

The fabric was used to upholster a collection of seats that are set within the exhibition at Alcova, a former military hospital and one of Milan design week's main exhibition venues...'

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