Elizabeth Rosensteel makes space dance. She sculpts it. She molds it. Abandoning traditional assumption of interior design, she wraps objects around an interior, granting them an artifactual status lost in the Victorian curio cabinet and even the most contemporary thing-stuffed room that offers so much it offers nothing. Simply, precisely, determinedly, she creates living spaces stripped of clutter and debris - space reverberating with intensity, complexity, and joy. Elizabeth Rosensteel gives space, space.
Born in Boston, she attended Boston University, then enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she studied visual communications. A Valley resident for 25 years, she worked in Phoenix for Broadway Department stores in store planning, then for a design firm servicing national and international accounts such as Mattel Toys Inc. She was a principal and director of the Interior Environmental Design Department at Taliesin Architects in Scottsdale from May 1994 through November 1998 - four years that reaffirmed her design philosophy. Three Frank Lloyd Wright standards seem to have influenced her: one that form and function are equally important - a synthesis; two, an opposition to decoration for its own sake; and three, the concept of organic design, which celebrates the inherent properties of thing while asserting that good design and good architecture should be true to the place, its people, and its people.