With DesignLab Miami our goal is to create an inviting environment for anyone to be inspired and excited about the process of designing for themselves.
At DesignLab Miami our approach is “learn to sew as you go”, creating one of a kind pieces and having fun at the same time. Our students are as young as 6 and as old as 96, all excited about the possibilities of designing something unique.
While promoting and preserving the traditional methods of sewing and designing, we are also strongly committed to the education and practice of sustainability. We incorporate new and innovative materials, modern technology, unique methods of recycling/up-cycling and more to not only make things that are beautiful but also to protect and preserve the environment for generations to come.
Angie Cohen, Founder and Creative Director
Angie graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York with a degree in Textile Surface Design. Soon after acquiring her degree, she worked with some of the country’s leading design houses including Calvin Klein and J.G. Hook. After moving to Miami in the mid 90’s, she worked as a freelance muralist and decorator. Through mutual friends she meet renowned interior designer Stuart Geller who became a true inspiration/mentor and soon hired her to join the team at Stuart Geller Design Group.
“I am passionate about creating, teaching and experimenting with fashion and decor. The kinds of projects I enjoy doing the most are the ones that require ingenuity, and ‘thinking outside the box’. I love to transform things and give them a new twist. I am a strong believer in sustainability and the three R’s…Recycling, Reusing and Restyle. I love to challenge myself to see potential and possibility in everything. ‘Life has Possibilities’ is my mantra!”