From a young age, Sean Oharra had dreams of being an artist. He attended both the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture in 1992.
Following that, he entered into the Masters Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for one year.
The idea for Moss Unlimited Studios came to him his senior year of college, wanting to focus on creating quasi functional furniture and objects using a variety of mixed media. In other words, function follows form.
Instead of attending his college graduation, Sean skipped it to show a new body of work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York.
He garnered instant press, landing on the cover of Design Week, a UK publication. Later that year he was also featured in Progressive Architecture and a Hong Kong publication, Mandarin Oriental.
Also interested in the film industry as a vehicle to showcase his work, Sean headed to California after attending (VCU). He worked as a set dresser in LA and over the span of the last 20 years has built Sculpture, Furniture and Objects for numerous feature films, commercials and television shows, including Speed, Gattica, The Rock, Batman Forever and Castaway to name a few.
Currently residing in Baltimore, Art imitates life in Sean’s world, as he fully restored his eclectic 1844 home in Baltimore over the span of four years almost completely using local salvaged materials. His home has also
Been featured in Baltimore magazine and the Daily Record.
If you look really carefully, maybe you can find the sconces he purchased at a Paramount Studios prop auction.
You can currently find Sean’s Furniture at TROHV (Baltimore) on the avenue in Hampden and also in the Takoma Park/ DC store.