Design Lab Cincinnati is a modern furniture & lighting showroom and consultancy in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood that represents modern and contemporary designers who elevate form and function. Our exclusive relationships with brands and designers like Gubi, Moroso, Meridiani, Moooi, Ligne Roset, Carl Hansen, and Roll & Hill enable us to curate any space with furnishings, decorative lighting fixtures, textiles, and objects that not only inspire but work. Whether you are exploring the contours of a new home or building a hotel from scratch, we step into your shoes and help you discover the pieces that bring your vision to life.
Discover what moves you at Design Lab.
Barbara began her career in furniture at Voltage Inc, a high-end European furniture showroom, in 2001. She first focused on accounting and marketing but began occasionally filling in for the sales team, learning about and discovering her passion for the product. Barb soon realized there was an integral but missing piece in the business: the market needed a Contract/A&D representative. In 2004 she created her own position and started calling on the A&D community, never looking back.
As the Contract/A&D Sales Representative, Barbara educated architects and designers on the value of her product and how to best use it in their spaces. Her focus has been on decorative lighting and furnishings for corporate, hospitality, dining and retail spaces. Using a vast array of original, design-driven products, she defined Voltage as the leading contract firm in the region.
After 15+ years at Voltage, Barbara decided to transfer her skills and relationships to a new venture of her own: Design Lab. Barbara is excited to grow relationships locally and internationally through Design Lab and continue to share her knowledge and love for beautiful and functional design. Some of her current clients include FRCH, KZF, BDHP, Gensler, Macy’s, and Vocon.
A native of Cincinnati, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Ohio University.