Krista Hoffman is a California-based interior designer and is known for her organic and timeless residential interiors reflective of each individual client.
Hoffman’s interior design career followed a rigorous career in science and technology. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a math degree, she was a computer programmer and a project manager. In response to a creative calling, Hoffman fully switched gears and enrolled in design school. Krista credits a foundation in math and technology for the unique perspective she brings to design where she uses numbers, proportion, and scale as guiding principles.
In 2017, Hoffman was selected to participate in the San Francisco Decorator showhouse and debuted perforated brass pulls for the occasion. The pieces became the highlight of the showcase and led to the founding of Hoffman Hardware.
The expanded Hoffman Hardware collection focuses on proportion and materiality while featuring simple and familiar shapes. Hoffman Hardware is hand crafted and hand finished in the United States by metal artisans. Collaborating closely with the artisans, Krista continually considers the engineering behind the designs—bringing timeless appeal and heirloom quality to her work.
In May of 2020, the Ring and Skinny Rectangle were awarded NYCxDESIGN Best in Hardware.
Krista’s designs and finishes are inspired by vintage jewelry and historic metalwork like Ruth Asawa’s biomorphic sculptures and Richard Serra’s minimalist interventions. She is also drawn to Brutalist architecture, specifically the work of Marcel Breuer, and appreciates the raw, exaggerated, and linear elements of his work.