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John Loring (designer)

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Religion  Episcopalian
Education  Yale University
Role  Author
Name  John Loring
Children  Benjamin Havrilak

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Full Name  John Robbins Loring
Born  November 23, 1939 (1939-11-23) Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation  design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., artist, print-maker, author, and photographer
Parents  China Robbins Loring, Edward D'Arcy Loring
Books  Tiffany Style: 170 Years of, Tiffany in Fashion, Greetings from Andy, Tiffany Pearls, Magnificent Tiffany Silver

John Loring, (born November 23, 1939), is design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., where he was design director from 1979 to 2009. He is the author of numerous books about Tiffany's and art in general and a longtime contributor to Architectural Digest.



Prior to joining Tiffany in 1979 as design director, Loring was the New York bureau chief of Architectural Digest, as well as being one of the magazine's principal editorial contributors. He was also a professor of art at the graduate school of the University of California.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Yale University in 1960. After graduating, he continued his studies for four more years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since 1964, his prints and paintings have been exhibited in Europe and the United States.

Loring continues to write on art and design. He serves on the Acquisitions Committee of The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. He is also a serious collector of 20th-century furniture and ceramics. His interests in cooking and interior design have been recognized in major publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, L’Oeil, Arbitare, GQ, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, Gala, The New Yorker and French Vogue. He was honored with the feature profile in The New Yorker (August 10, 1992).

In a foreword to Loring's 2011 photography book Christian Lost or Found, photojournalist Harry Benson praises his friend: "With every project he tackles, John Loring's instinctive brilliance produces a little magic, and he has one of the best eyes for photography in the world. You cannot but linger over his photographs – You find there a haunting elegance that stays with you."


Public displays of Loring's work include US Customhouse; NYC; Prudential Life Institution Co. of America Eastern home office; Woodbridge, NJ; City of Scranton, PA; Western Savings, Philadelphia; Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. Loring's work is part of the permanent collections of numerous museums, including:

  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • His one-man shows include Baltimore Museum of Art, 1972; Hundred Acres Gallery, NY, 1972; Pace Editions, 1973, 1977; Long Beach Museum of Art, 1975; A.D.I. Gallery, San Francisco, 1976; Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, 2011; Sarah Gavlak Gallery, 2012. His works have been exhibited in group shows at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971; New York Cultural Centre, 1972; Biennale Graphic Art, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia, 1973, 1977; Intergrafia, Cracow, Poland, 1974; Art Institute of Chicago, 1975; RISD, 1976.


  • 2010 - Artistic Achievement award, American Cancer Society
  • 2005 - Lifetime Achievement award, Museum of Art and Design, NYC
  • 2004 - Dallas Fashion award
  • 2002 - Pratt Legends award
  • 1996 - Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute
  • 1996 - Distinction in Design award from Fashion Group International.
  • 1988 - Design and Art Society’s Edith Wharton Award for Excellence
  • References

    John Loring (designer) Wikipedia

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