Agnes Bourne studied art and architecture in Florence, Italy, received a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Mills College, and then a Certificate of Design from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. She has designed for residential and commercial buildings, product design, and set design. In 1987, she introduced the Agnes Bourne Collection of furniture. Bourne is also a teacher of design specializing in color and planning at Stanford University, California College of Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. She has received praise in the form of medals, and twice, she was called one of “The 101 Most Influential Designers at Work in America Today,” in House Beautiful (1997 and... more.