Designs for the future and lessons of the past drive Eben Burr's work. These paths came together in 2001, when Eben and Warren Kloner formed 6 Foot 3 Design. Eben earned his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in architectural and design history while experimenting with tensile lamp and acoustical furniture design.
He spent a summer at the Henry Ford Museum restoring Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House, merging history with futuristic design. After graduating from Oberlin, Eben received a fellowship in early American architecture and design at Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts. Turning his focus to contemporary design, he attended L'Ecole Blue, an experimental architecture school in Paris, which led to his concentration on product design.
He earned his master's degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York, and studied the great tradition of furniture design in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eben has taught at Parsons School of Design and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and has lectured at Harvard University and Pratt. His other interests are martial arts, playing guitar, fixed gear bikes, and creating and consuming dessert.
Warren Kloner is a founding partner, with Eben Burr, of 6 Foot 3 Design, where he draws equally on his sensibility as a sculptor and his sense as a fabricator. He earned a BFA in sculpture from SUNY at Purchase, has exhibited his work in galleries including Paula Cooper and Jack Tilton, and has worked for artists including Donald Judd and Elizabeth Murray.
When in need of things like book cases and chairs, his first impulse is to design and make them himself. Success in these endeavors led him to study industrial design at Pratt Institute, where he earned a master's degree in Industrial Design.
Kloner's belief that knowledge feeds intuition and vice versa is complemented by his interests in photography, book making, juggling, writing, print making, and guitar playing.