University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Stephanie Rothschild

Date of Interview:


Location of Interview:



Length of Transcript:



Audio Clips:




May 19, 2009


Rothschild's Residence

New York, New York


17 pages

View Online Link


Listen to Audio Clip 1

Listen to Audio Clip 2

(These audios require QuickTime)



Biographical Summary

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Stephanie Rothschild graduated from New York University with a degree in Sociology.  She went on to earn a degree at the New York School of Interior Design.  In 1977, Rothschild was hired as a Studio Assistant at the Larsen Design Studio of Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated where she remained until 1991, working her way ultimately up to Studio Director.  Rothschild currently runs a music agency focusing on family music.  She is also a certified life coach, founder of Coaching from the Heart, and a coach and trainer for One to One Women Coaching Women, a non-profit organization providing free life coaching to women from challenging backgrounds.


Interview Topics

Rothschild explains the structure of Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated; the difference between the Larsen Design Studio and Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated; the process for rolling out a new collection; her various roles and responsibilities at Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated; and Jack Lenor Larsen as artist, innovator, and personality. 



Water Lilies (1965)
Baedeker Collection

South China Seas (1972)
An Homage to Jim Thompson Collection

Funding for these oral histories was provided by a Craft Research Fund Grant from
the University of North Carolina, Asheville Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.



Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

[directions and maps]