Rosanne Somerson


Roseanne Somerson is a furniture designer/maker, educator, and Rhode Island School of Design’s 17th President. She simultaneously maintains a robust creative practice, designing and creating furniture for exhibitions and commissions. Additionally, she consults on innovative educational and creative practice for institutions and industry. She has received numerous awards for her work as a designer, artist and teacher, including the 2012 Award of Distinction for lifetime achievement in the field of studio furniture by the Furniture Society.