Hines Fischer is a Brooklyn-based furniture and lighting designer who focuses on combining simple elements to create furniture that is useful, useable, and speaks to the user as a subtle emotional experience. He approaches each project as an experience design and considers humans to be the most important element in furniture design. His work includes a large portfolio of hospitality furniture and lighting designed while working in the studios of Yabu Pushelberg and later, AvroKO. His recent pieces include Hug for Bernhardt Design/USA, a welcoming and playful approach to workspace within a communal, progressive office; and Brisa, a light, seabird-inspired task chair being manufactured and distributed by ATU International in Ecuador. Fischer holds a bachelor's in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Environmental Design from ArtCenter. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York.