"At Tightrope we pair sustainable materials and eco-friendly techniques with high quality, modern design. We strive to create pieces you will love and keep for a lifetime. Our NYC design workshop is ever-evolving as we aim to be more creative, thoughtful, environmentally, and socially responsible throughout our approach. The design workshop was founded in 2013 by Victoria Young and Quang Hong, both artists turned designers."
Victoria Young is an artist, designer and maker originally from Toronto, Canada. From a young age, she had a love for the arts, especially the way it could profoundly impact people. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she learned woodworking, metalworking, and glassblowing. These skills turned her focus to the importance of materials and craftsmanship in her work. In the Tightrope workshop, Victoria ensures sustainability with materials and practices, and an attention to detail for all products. She loves working on custom furniture pieces and discussing the possibilities in woodworking. Quang Hong is an artist and designer, born in Vietnam and raised in Long Beach California. He received his BA in Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Quang dedicated his life to honing his skills as an artisan in ceramics, metal, glass and oil painting. His work is widely collected, and he has exhibited in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts and at Stanford University. He is also the founder of Lotus Keep Gallery in Chicago, IL. At Tightrope, Quang heads the ceramics, glass, metal, and lighting side of the company. What drives him is his constant pursuit to understand, respect, and push each material to new forms and functions. He is always open to new and interesting projects that allow him to further the dialogue within the design arena, through sculptural and lighting installations.